Earlier this month, Yander Law Basketball, The Basketball Movement, and the Pat Jones Family YMCA joined forces to host Angels of the Hardwood , a free event whose goal is , according to Yander Law’s website, “to make a difference in the lives of children and let them know that people care.
At the event, over 100 pairs of sneakers were given away to local children.
Event co-organizer Rob Yanders said, “It is all about giving back to our youth in our community. It is about making people really feel good about themselves.”
The children also got a new basketball and t-shirt, then they got on the court.
We are here to do an open clinic with our Yanders Law players that are local here in the community,” Jennifer Yanders, co-organizer, said. “They are here to just have fun, enjoy basketball and enjoy it in a positive atmosphere.”
Halston Adams, the Executive Director of the Pat Jones Family YMCA had this to say about Angels of the Hardwood:
To be able to get this type of training and just one-on-one attention from folks that have the background, it is just an amazing opportunity.
The Yanders have already started planning another event for next year.