We had a great turnout at this year’s Jason Christ Court! We had pizza, ice cream, games for all the kids, lots of give aways including ‘White Shadow’ tee shirts, dvds, pictures and basketballs.
More importantly, I was able to talk to the kids about the dangers of bullying and peer pressure, as well as the rewards of caring for others and befriending those in need, through the powerful story of the young man to whom the Maritime basketball courts were dedicated three years ago.
Jason was widely known for his concern for others and often called “a superman for the underdogs” in his school and community. I was fortunate enough to work with Jason for 4 years and I’m just trying to keep his memory alive by recognizing members of the community and students from area schools,
selected for the embodiment of Jason’s ideals. We were able to raise money for the “Help a Kid Foundation” which funds after school activities for children in the community, through a silent auction and raffle. William Shuttleworth spoke from the heart to the kids and let us know a little bit about his foundation which is currently supporting over 250 children in the area.