2016 Youth Basketball Season
4KS Taylor is excited about the upcoming 2016 EAYO Lions AAU, Elite, and Select basketball season. This year we will have four teams: High School boys team, U15/9th grade boys Elite travel team, U11/7th grade boys select travel team, and a U11/8th grade boys select travel team.
The difference between the three groups is skill level. The AAU team has been playing together for three years and is best suited for highly developed players. The Elite team is new, but will be made up of both skilled and new ball players. The Select team is a developmental team for players that are serious about increasing their skills and basketball IQ. These teams make up the 2016 EAYO Lions family.
Parents that have kids that are not in these age groups, bare with us. We have a plan to introduce other age groups, but placing the right coach with the kids is most important. As the program continues to develop, we will introduce the other age groups.
Eastern Arkansas Business Sponsorship Drive
4KS Taylor has launched its end of the year Eastern Arkansas Business Sponsorship Drive. As many of the readers know fundraising is the life line of all chartable non for profit organizations, and we are no different.
4KS Taylor uses its funds to meet our mission statement of youth enrichment through the platform of basketball. This year the EAYO Lions traveled over 10,000 miles, where the members visited cities for the first time, participated in plant tours, networked and participated in a University of Tennessee tour. Experiences like this take funding to cover the cost of hotels, gas, van rental, and tournament fees.
In 2016, we are adding a few more youth enrichment programs that are tied to basketball and some that are not. These programs need funding as well. The membership fee that our members pay cover about one third of the annual cost of our sponsored youth enrichment activities.
4KS Taylor recognizes that funds are tight in the current state of this economy and that there are many other worthy charitable causes in Eastern Arkansas. This is why we would like to say, "Thank You" to all of our new and existing sponsors that have submitted their 2016 pledges! We will reveal all of the 2016 EAYO Lions sponsors below, so that the 4KS Taylor family can share our gratitude by letting the businesses know that we are thankful for their help in strengthening the community.
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Run for STEM 5K & 1 Mile Walk
4KS Taylor would like to welcome all the racers and walks to the "Run for STEM 5K and 1 Mile Walk"! The race will be held at Forrest City, Arkansas on May 28, 2016. The race will start and finish at the Forrest City Chamber of commerce. The address is 203 North Izard, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335.
4KS Taylor is looking for teams to compete in the 5K race. The teams will consist of 8 people. The object for each team is to work hard, practice harder and have fun, creating a strategy to work together as a team a be first group of 8 to complete the race. The team event is a great way to build teamwork, friendships, and create healthy work life balance. So business, social, community, non-[profits, and church leaders fire up your base and join the 4KS Taylor wellness initiative for STEM.
For more information contact the race director at
Race applications will be posted on Feb. 23, 2016
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Tournament Hotels: Coaches the Street Hoop Fest Committee has partnered with HBC to provide the best discounted hotel rates in Forrest City Arkansas for the visiting teams. Please book your rooms using the link below. This tournament has a stay to play policy for all non-commuting teams, which helps to ensure that our teams get the best rates available.
Please call HBC Event Travel Services at (505) 346-0522 if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests.
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Welcome to the place, where building a better future is a passion. 4KS Taylor is a non-profit organization that truly understands what makes tomorrow a better day. This is why we invest time, energy, and knowledge into the youth of today. 4KS Taylor mission is youth enrichment through basketball. Please visit our three areas of concentration and feel free to lend a hand to make tomorrow that much brighter.
Contact us at P.O. Box 981, Forrest City, Arkansas 72336 or firstname.lastname@example.org