DALLAS, Aug. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug 9th an historic new chapter in Dallas basketball history will be written, as Dallas' Texas Hotshot youth basketball program hosts the Detroit R.E.A.C.H. Legends in the first Annual Dallas/Detroit Friendship Classic. It promises to be a great match-up between two very talented basketball teams. However, the real story is much bigger than the game itself. It's about character, commitment, and rising above adversity.
Both teams represent what can be accomplished when someone takes the time to help inner-city kids realize their potential. Coach Marlo Johnson of The Texas Hotshots program and Coach Marc Webster of Detroit's R.E.A.C.H. program are quick to credit their success to the hard work and positive spirit of their team members.
"Texas Hotshots Basketball is teaching our youth to grow in spirit, mind, and body," says Johnson. "It's through this game they learn to be a winners in the great game of life."
"Life is normally a one-chance deal," adds Webster. "Our guys will get an unheard of 2nd chance to prove themselves in a championship game."
These young stars displayed so much heart and talent this year, they were invited to compete in the BigFoot Las Vegas Classic Championship game on July 29th. Sadly, that Championship game was canceled due to an atmosphere of threats and violence involving another team. However, instead of discouraging these remarkable high school athletes, it strengthened their resolve to play the game in the spirit of healthy competition and sportsmanship that their coaches have always promoted. As a result, the coaches and team members decided to create a finals day to take place in Dallas. "The Game" as it has come to be called, is destined to honor this historic event for years to come. A tradition of goodwill –and great basketball–is born.
Event date: Saturday, Aug 10th –
Place: Denton Guyer High School 7501 Teasley Lane Denton TX 76210
Game time: 2:30 PM
Advisory Director is Buzz Silverman
SOURCE R.E.A.C.H. Youth Programs