Eagles News · Boys Basketball and Senior Immanuel Mitchell Host Youth Basketball Camp to Benefit Lafayette Special Olympics


As part of a leadership academy project Senior Basketball player Immanuel Mitchell will host a youth basketball clinic at the Faith East Community Center on Saturday April 10th from 12:00 – 2:00.  1st -6th graders are all invited to attend.  The $10 cost of the clinic is intended to help the special needs community of Lafayette through Special Olympics.  All camp fees will go directly to to Benefit Lafayette Area Special Olympic Programs .  Let Immanuel tell you in his own words below.  This is a very passionate young man that has a big heart for our community:

 

Dear FCS Family,

Hello! this is Immanuel Mitchell I am in Faith Leadership Academy and decided to make a community organizing event. My event was a special needs basketball game that was supposed to occur Feb. 12th in between a JV and Varsity Home game. My goal was to raise awareness of the special needs community by creating a mini basketball game to raise money for the community. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances of Covid-19 I was unable to put this event together and made aware of the increasing risk it posed for the group I was having to come play. Since I am unable to put this event together, I have decided to switch to an FCS basketball camp for 1st-6th grade. The FCS basketball camp will occur on April 10th at the Faith East Community Center from 12:00 to 2:00PM. Upon arrival you pay $10 for entry of your child into the camp. The Camp will consist of skills training and a mini basketball tournament. Money from commission into the camp will go to to Benefit Lafayette Area Special Olympic Programs and the work they do with the Special Needs Community. My goal is $500.  I believe our school has a rare opportunity to bless these people who need help. Special needs people have many challenges regular people do not face such as the inability to walk and talk properly without assistance. Covid-19 included poses more challenges to this community with putting them in high risk of catching this disease. I believe as a Christian our mission is to spread the word of God and lift others up. In my opinion I see no better opportunity to lift this community up then now. We all have struggled with this pandemic but let us Christians continue to serve others in times of need. Acts 20:35-In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Thank You! Mitchell