How do new things get started? This is a great question to ask as we think about outreach here at Trinity. Trinity’s Winter Basketball League is already a strong program. This year, many of the referees are young adults who are local college students. Jake Schur wondered if the refs might be interested in doing their own basketball “thing” outside of Saturday mornings and they said “yes!”
So for the next several weeks on Thursday nights, Jake’s going to do Pick-Up Basketball with the refs. That’s how new things get started…noticing needs and opportunities, asking questions and being willing to serve! Thanks, Jake for being so in-tune with what’s going on. We’re excited for this new thing happening!
What an awesome thing that happens here for 8 Saturdays during the winter. If you’ve never been, you should check it out!
- There are 3 games that happen at 9, 10 and 11am.
- Coaches and referees are local volunteers (college students, parents or community folks)
- A group of volunteers prepares breakfast each week for people to eat.
- There are 76 children playing basketball who come with their families and friends.
- Trinity volunteers show up to help greet and welcome families!
How can you get involved?
- Are you a Thrivent member? You can donate one of your Action Grants to the Basketball League.
- Do you have a few hours to give on a Saturday morning between now and March 16th? You can be a Trinity volunteer who greets people, says “hello” and gets to know some of the families who come.
Get in touch with Jena if you want more information or want to sign up to come one of the Saturdays!