Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

As we recognize Earth Day’s 40th anniversary, we want to share with you a few ways The Salvation Army strives to be responsible stewards of our environment and…

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NBA Legends Join with Salvation Army to Offer Youth Fitness Programs

Friday, April 16, 2010

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) our nation’s childhood obesity rate has more than tripled in the last 30 years, yet many schools are eliminating or reducing recess, and it’s reported that almost 1 in 4 high schoolers (grades 9-12) do not engage in physical activity during their free time.

The Salvation Army of Atlanta is working to counter this problem by providing kids with exciting opportunities to get active! This past month they held the All Star Youth Basketball Workshop at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center where children not only had the chance to hit the courts, but they also learned great skills and techniques from pro basketball legends!

Ikenna Ubaka, Program Manager for the Center, said they collaborated with the Atlanta Chapter of The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) and INNER GOOD HEALTH & FITNESS INC. to offer two weeks of fitness sessions and basketball skills clinics for 6 and 7 grade youth.

Local boys and girls were able to learn firsthand from INNER GOOD fitness instructors, The Atlanta Battlecats (Women’s Basketball Team), and NBA Legends from the Atlanta Chapter of NBRPA. The sessions concluded with the Center’s Annual Julius “Dr. J” Biddy Ball Tournament with NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

Dr. J himself grew up playing basketball at The Salvation Army in Hempstead, New York and continues to support the Hempstead and Atlanta’s youth teams.

Other NBA legends involved with the event included Cory Blackwell, Vincent Askew, and Duane Causwell.

The Salvation Army Youth Recreational and Character Building Programs strive to meet the increasing challenges of Metro Atlanta youth by providing the essential recreational, social, educational, and social development tools they need to live happier and healthier lives. To find out more about The Salvation Army’s Atlanta youth programs visit www.salvationarmyatlanta.org.

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Here Comes Trouble Comes to Denver

Monday, April 12, 2010

Honor Society headed from San Francisco to Denver as a part of their Here Comes Trouble Tour, and while in the Mile High City, the boys of the band spent time at The Salvation Army’s Broomfield Day Camp. Check out the crazy games they played with the kids during the after school programs!

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Honor Society Suprises Kids at San Francisco Kroc Center

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Youth at The Salvation Army San Francisco Kroc Center had an incredible surprise visit today from the band Honor Society while they were in town for their “Here Comes Trouble” tour! The guys took time out of their busy schedule to hang out with their new fans and everyone had a BLAST! Jason, Andrew, Alex, and Michael signed autographs and played pool, air hockey, and foosball with all the kids.

Here are a few photos of the fun. You can find more at The Salvation Army San Francisco’s facebook page. Also, check out the band’s tour stops and Twitter updates at their sites www.honorsocietyonline.com and www.honorsocietylive.com.

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Kroc Vision Coming to Fruition

Friday, September 25, 2009

This weekend another Kroc Center will open; this time in Salem, OR. The centers, funded by the estate of Ray and Joan Kroc, are planned for multiple, diverse…

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Waiting to Exhale

Monday, August 31, 2009

The New Jersey Newsroom is running a four-part series on the New Jersey Salvation Army. The third installment talks about Camp Tecumseh, a sprawling, 400-acre facility in Hunterdon…

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