Young3 Event Smokin’ Like Famous Kansas City BBQ
By Liam Blutman July 29, 2019
The Young3 event was smokin’ like fresh BBQ in Kansas City, MO.
We are ecstatic with the turnout, as 160 young boys and girls show up to the Thornberry Boys & Girls Club for the Young3 in K.C. Youn3 President, Jerome Williams had this to say, “Being in Kansas City is great because this is the first city to have two gyms which allowed us to expand 150+ camp goers.”
Instructing the youth this week were: Jerome Williams, Johnnie Williams, Josh Williams, Charles “Choo” Smith, Eric “Broadway” Jones, Erin Thorn, Desmon Farmer, James “Hollywood” Robinson, Bryan Burrell, Lamar Lundy, La’Tasha Washington, and Liam Blutman.
This week we were able to bring back our Life Skills portion of the camp, where former Globetrotter Charles “Choo” Smith teaches the youth life lessons and preps them for the future. Advising them on how to stay out of trouble, teaching them about confidence and telling his life story about how he made it out of Baltimore. There’s a multitude of lessons the youth can learn from Choo during life skills.
The 3 on 3 tournaments were fun to watch per usual! There were some ballers in KC and we were glad they got the opportunity to show off their talents at a Young3 camp. Three more Young3 champions were crowned and congrats to all who won. Be proud of your accomplishment and wear that medal with pride!
We got the opportunity to ask 9U Champion Montae Roe about his experience with the Young3 event, he praised the entire experience and emphasized how important this was for the kids. “It’s not often that young boys and girls get to learn from some of the best in the world, and we hope this experience taught them a lot and that y’all cherish it for years to come!” I also asked Coach Roe what the kids biggest takeaway from today should be and he said, “Hard work and teamwork. Simple as that.” While simple, it’s important to carry these traits wherever you go and whatever you do as they’ll make you a better basketball player and person.
Thank y’all so much for reading this article, coming out to the Young3 event and supporting the youth that partakes in these camps. We really appreciate all of you. Next week we are headed for Salt Lake City, Utah!