Tag: sports

What a day: Unity Day Celebration brings out inspiring people

What a day: Unity Day Celebration brings out inspiring people

| January 30, 2014

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.

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City youth centers participate in Safe Haven Basketball Classic

| September 10, 2013

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 […]

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The family that plays together excels together

The family that plays together excels together

| July 31, 2013

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 […]

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NBA: What happens to the undrafted?

| July 26, 2013

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 […]

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Lifetime Sports Academy: It’s time for you to get with the program!

| July 11, 2013

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.

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Tournament spotlights dangers of distracted driving

Tournament spotlights dangers of distracted driving

| June 21, 2013

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.

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Wilford Allen family institutes scholarship to benefit Metro

| May 23, 2013

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.

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Local youth league celebrates fifth year

Local youth league celebrates fifth year

| May 10, 2013

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.

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Lady Archers make history

Lady Archers make history

| March 13, 2013

By Carlton Mables
The South Side High School Lady Archers made an historic run through the 2012-13 IHSAA Girls’ Basketball Tournament this year.

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