May 6, 2002
HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE MALES PLACE, SPONSOR
ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME
Charlotte, NC – The Mecklenburg County Health Department, The Males Place and Johnson C. Smith University are rewarding Charlotte-area young people for setting a good example. For the 16
th straight year, some of Charlotte’s most deserving youth will be honored at the Teen Role Model All-Star Basketball Classic.
The Teen Role Model All-Star Basketball Classic is 7:30pm Tuesday, May 7, at J.C. Smith University’s Brayboy Gym, 100 Beatties Ford Road. The game is free and open to the public.
Teens were selected to participate in the game after being nominated by their peers, community groups, coaches or teachers. The Teen Role Model All-Star Classic’s objective is to recognize young people for their achievements in academics, citizenship and - to a lesser extent - athletics.
The Classic is also an opportunity to expose local teens from diverse backgrounds to community leaders and to encourage teens who are not currently participating in outside activities.
The Males Place is a youth organization within the Mecklenburg County Health Department dedicated to helping teens live up to their potential. Each year, the organization recognizes a group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg youths as Teen Role Models. The Males Place provides support and counseling on male health and development issues including anger management, paternity counseling and pregnancy prevention.
For more information about The Males Place, contact the program director Reggie Singleton at 704-336-6423.