On Monday, our nation celebrated the birth of a civil rights leader, a passionate speaker, and an inspiration to us all; Dr. Martin Luther King. For the past twelve years, the Mid-Shore partnership has promoted community awareness and responsibility through youth basketball games. Children across the Eastern Shore come together on this day to compete as one united front against each other, all for the love of the sport. Sign-ups are held at local community centers along with Parks and Recreation. Players receive tee shirts, free lunch, and prizes they can win through a raffle pick.
During halftime, speakers such as Johnny Mautz, Addie Eckardt, and Corey Pack; share a message of unity and respect for one another. The MLK Image Awards; an award recognizing individuals who best reflect the work of Dr. King in their community. This year’s recipients were; Deborah H. Short from Easton, Lemuel Chester from Cambridge (the award was given posthumously), Stanford Ricks from Federalsburg, and Wanda Molock from Denton.
Congratulations to all!
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