On Saturday, August 20th, S.O.S. hosted our second annual Lead By Example basketball tournament and community event at St. Johns Recreation Center. The scores were close and the competition was fierce as the guys and the girls teams battled back and forth, trading point for point. By the end of the day, the winners were decided, fun was had by all, everyone was fed, and hundreds of Crown Heights community members learned about the work S.O.S. is doing to reduce the shootings and killings. Overall, we served over 300 hamburgers and hotdogs, distributed 165 swag bags filled with S.O.S. material, gave away 96 'I Support S.O.S." tee shirts and signed up an additional 16 new volunteers.
Thanks to everyone who came out and made the event such a success. A special thanks to our volunteers; we couldn't have done it without you. Volunteers manned tables, distributed literature and served food and made their presence known through interacting with the crowd. If you would like to become an S.O.S. Volunteer, the next training will be Wednesday, August 31st, 5:30-7:30pm at our office. Call 718-773-6886 and ask for Vanessa or Micah for more details.
Check out these great photos from the event: