Clarksville, TN – March 15th marked the March Madness Charity 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at West Creek High School hosted by the LEAP Organization and West Creek High School (WCHS) Lady Coyotes.
The full day of exciting hardwood action was both recreational and competitive as the team’s battled on the court for trophies, prizes, and bragging rights.The real drive at the Charity Tournament was not the basketball itself, but rather to help the LEAP serve the needs of children who are living in our community.
The LEAP Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides mentoring, counseling, career development, and community service learning opportunities for youth. L.E.A.P, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, and Perseverance, also teaches its members about Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.
LEAP also awarded a total of ten $500.00 scholarships to the following high school seniors:
- Christian Boyd from CHS presented scholarship by Judge Tim Barnes
- Ben Bleyle from CHS presented scholarship by Dr BJ Worthington & Dr Sean Impeatrice
- Deborah Wilson from WCHS presented scholarship by Commissioner Tommy Vallejos and Trenton Hassell
- Ashlin Whitted from WCHS presented scholarship by Dr Michael Tharpe & Dr Christopher Neidigh
- Daniella McNair from RHS presented scholarship by Ricky Lumpkin
- Ashlyn Parry from NWHS presented scholarship by Dr Bryan Johnson & Dr Rosalyn Evans
- Angelica Rangel from Fort Campbell High presented scholarship by Larson Gafney
- La Nyrah White from Fort Campbell high presented scholarship by Councilman Marc Harris
- Sabina Aguon from Fort Campbell High presented scholarship by Attorney Dr Merriel Bullock Neal
- Anil Cole-John from Fort Campbell High presented scholarship by Joe Shakeenab & Ed Sumbler
“The LEAP Organization would like to thank the players, the sponsors, the Lady Coyotes, CMCSS faculty & staff, and the numerous volunteers who made this tournament a huge success. The spirit of this amazing event is a testimony to the heart of those in the Clarksville community. As the business, church, nonprofit community community continue to come together with elected officials as a unified village, we will truly be able to see a positive change in the lives of youth” commented Richard “Reason” Garrett