Wednesday, July 13, 2016

2nd Annual HSSYI Community Celebration and Basketball Tournament


The Holyoke Safe & Successful Youth Initiative program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Community Celebration & Basketball Tournament for co-ed youth ages 14-24 on Friday, July 29th at Pulaski Park, off of Lyman Street and St. Kolbe Drive in Holyoke. The Basketball Tournament will take place right next to the Skate Park.

The Safe & Successful Youth Initiative is a grant from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Holyoke’s program is a partnership between the City of Holyoke Police Department, River Valley Counseling Center, The Hampden County Sherriff’s Department, The Holyoke Boys & Girls Club, and CareerPoint. Holyoke Community College and the Center for Addiction to Recovery also partner up to provide services to young men in Holyoke. The HSSYI’s mission is to provide the youth with the tools that will help them become successful members of society. The vision is to bring the youth and the community together. HSSYI would like to extend an invitation to the Holyoke community as well as its surrounding communities. This basketball tournament is sure to demonstrate, once again, the beauty of different cultures in the city of Holyoke.

This year’s event sponsors include: Aaron Vega, State Representative, AMR Ambulance Service, Boston Medical Health Net Plan, Capri Pizza, CareerPoint, Gandara Center, Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, Holyoke Housing Authority, Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative, Maurice Taylor, Max Salvage, Nelson Roman, Ward 2 City Councilor, Nicholas Tokman, Nueva Esperanza, Olde Holyoke Development, PeoplesBank, People's United Bank, Potwine Neighborhood Farm, River Valley Counseling Center, Taylor Rental of Holyoke, TWC Auto Body & Repair, US Tsubaki, Valley Hall, and The Wistariahurst Museum just to mention a few. The goal is to bring a community together as one during a friendly competition of basketball that recognizes the diversity of the City of Holyoke while enjoying great food, music, a skating competition and more. The support of the community resulted in a successful event last year. HSSYI is proud to present their 2nd Annual Community Celebration and Basketball Tournament on Friday July 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Team registration forms for the 3-on-3 competition are available at The Holyoke Boys & Girls Club and CareerPoint.

Contact: Jacqueline Lozada, Director or Israel Rivera, Workforce Development Specialist
Holyoke Safe & Successful Youth Initiative
(413) 315-3062

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