Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Hoops 4 Rescue
If money were not an issue, I would start a sports ministry with an heavy emphasis on basketball starting out, but maybe even baseball.
What I would like to do is go to inner cities or other poorer places and put on "free" basketball clinics for one day or multiple days.
I would have volunteers work, and I would make sure that each child got a t-shirt and maybe a basketball.
My goal would be to find a corporate sponsor who would donate up to $2,000 to make the camp free for the children involved.
That total would be hopefully no more than $500.
The other $1,500 would be donated to a human/sex trafficking group and that total is what it costs to free one person from that horrendous way of life. We would base the camp on Proverbs 24:11 "Rescue those being taken off to death, and save those stumbling toward slaughter".
1. Give back to communities who may not be able to afford a basketball camp.
2. Each child would leave with a shirt and a ball with the logo of the sports ministry and the corporate sponsors ad along with which trafficking organization we would donate to.
3. Corporations in the area would have a tax write off as well as good will in an area they may not always have it.
4. We would spread the Gospel, as it would be well known that we are not just a character organization, but a Christ centered.