Boys & Girls Clubs Of Southeast Louisiana, Chevron, City Of Covington Team Up For Hoops For Kids Basketball Tournament

COVINGTON, LA – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana, Chevron and the city of Covington are once again teaming up for the Hoops for Kids 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park, W. 28th Ave., in Covington. Proceeds from the event, which is in its fifth year, will raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club in Covington.

         “Chevron is proud to be a sponsor of the fifth annual Hoops for Kids Tournament,” said Leah Brown, manager of public affairs for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “Over the years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana have made a significant impact through this community event. Boys & Girls Clubs work to motivate and provide resources for young people to reach their full potential. For this reason, Chevron continues to support this tournament and Boys & Girls Clubs across the Gulf Coast.”

         Boys and girls in junior high and high school are invited to participate. Teams will consist of four players for $20 per team. In 2016, the Hoops for Kids Tournament was a huge success with more than 30 teams and 120 kids participating in the competition, reps said.

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         “With the help of Chevron, our clubs have been able to make a significant impact on the lives of children across the Gulf Coast,” said Thomas Falgout, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana. “Through their financial support and employee volunteerism over the past five years, Chevron has made Hoops for Kids possible. We are thankful for their continued support of our clubs and commitment to corporate social responsibility.”

         Check-in for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., and the competition beginning at 9:00 a.m.

         Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana is a United Way of Southeast Louisiana partner program. Club services youth in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes through its four Club facilities: NFL YET Club in New Orleans; Westbank Club in Gretna; Slidell Club in Slidell and Covington Club in Covington. Club programs consist of sports, fitness and recreation; arts; health and life skills; character and leadership development; and education and career development. 

         Club hours are afterschool Monday – Friday until 6:30 p.m. and all day long during the summer camp programs. 

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