It’s time to play some football.
Sixth Street Team verses Fourteenth Street Team.
The annual Community Bowl is 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the WO-S Middle School football field.
Profiling a different character is inspiration for this year’s event.
The community football game is dedicated to Trayvon Martin, a young African American shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida in February 2012. Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and of manslaughter charges in July.
The case brought profiling of others to national attention.
“We want to give to our future, our youth,” Jason Alexander, a WO-S graduate, said. “Black or white, if you are looking a certain way you could be mistakenly identified and you are profiling yourself. You could be mistaken for the wrong person.”
Alexander, who served in the United States Navy, also said he could tell when someone has served in the military because of the way they walk and carry themselves.
“A person can have three degrees but if they are walking around with their pants hanging down people think they have done nothing,” Alexander said.
Alexander said the Community Bowl is a way to try to reach the younger children in the community together and show them that violence is not the way of life.
Rashid Dennis, who has played for semi-pro football teams such as the SE Texas Demons, said it is a way to show that Orange is not a stereo-type city.
“We can come together as one,” Dennis said. “This is a must see event.”
DePauldrick Garrett, December 2012 Lamar University graduate and college football player, said all three gentlemen are known for their accomplishments at WO-S High School.
“This is a chance to bring the youth together,” Garrett said. “There is more to life that being in the streets.”
The Community Bowl is an opportunity for the area to pull together and show support for the youth in the area.
“The purpose is to bring the community together,” Alexander said. “We don’t need violence in our own community.”
The admission is free for the game.
Food, such as barbecue, and drinks will be available with 10% of the proceeds to be donated to the Reggie Garrett Scholarship Fund.
Trophies for the Offensive MVP, the Defensive MVP and the Champions will be awarded at the end of the game.
The Community Bowl aims to show youth more to life
It’s time to play some football.
Multiple Grammy Winner, Bill Gaither and Gaither Vocal Band heads to Beaumont
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Dance conference to be held July 19
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Ribbon cutting scheduled for train depot
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Battle of Calcasie Pass 150th anniversary ceremony this Saturday
The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp 1390 will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Calcasieu Pass from 10 a.m, to noon, Saturday, May 10 at the Cameron Court House, 119 Smith Circle.
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“Free Comic Book Day” a success
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Area Calendar 5.7.14
Events in the area for the week starting May 7, 2014:
Area Calendar 5.3.14
Events in the area for the week starting May 3, 2014:
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