By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]
In some of our commentary on this issue a few days ago, we talked about how a number of organizations have found themselves mired in controversy and allegations of conflicts of interest by taking money from people and organizations that have a history of violating the principles of the organization to which they are giving. […]
Not only were there a large number of Fort Wayne blacks in attendance at the Dr. King Unity Day Celebration, but there was an emancipation spirit in the air.
FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Annual Safe Haven Tourney will be held between several area youth centers including Lakeside Middle School, Weisser Park Elementary and Greater Progressive Family Life Center, beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 and all day Saturday, Oct. 12. The registration deadline for the Safe Haven Basketball Tournament […]
Gonzalez siblings head to Junior Olympics Special to Frost Illustrated CIBOLO, Texas—Though the competition is still a few days away, the Gonzalez family already has earned a reputation for excellence with a trio of outstanding young track & field athletes. Brothers Isaac, Anthony and Daniel Gonzalez are scheduled to compete in the 2013 AAU Junior […]
By Benjamin Todd Jealous NAACP President In 2011, 17,500 college basketball players were registered with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. That year, 48 college players were drafted by NBA teams. What happens to the undrafted? Some bounce around the international leagues for a few years, and a few even make it to the NBA. Many […]
Stop complaining about not having anything to do since school is no longer in session for the summer. There are numerous things to do in Fort Wayne aside from going to an array of summer festivals. One thing for youth aged 8-18 to do, which is loads of fun is participating in Fort Wayne’s Parks and Recreation phenomenal Lifetime Sports Academy, which has been in operation for 15 years at McMillen Park and commenced immediately the week school dismissed for vacation.
Annual basketball competition honors memory of Rodney Thompson—It’s not really about a basketball game; nor is it just a glitzy, one-shot media campaign. Diveeta Thompson’s work in the community is a mission, the most serious kind there is—a mission to save lives.
FORT WAYNE—The family of the late Wilford G. Allen recently announced that they have established the Wilford G. Allen Memorial Scholarship Program with Metro Youth Sports Inc., to provide funds for children who need assistance with their activity fees to participate in the Metro Youth Sports programs.
For five long years, Coach Steve Emerson has persevered in his mission to help young people through sports. And while basketball is a passion he wants to share with them, it’s only a means to and end that is his real focus—teaching them valuable life lessons and opening pathways to higher education through his Summit City Youth Prep Basketball League.