Organized by: Richard Campanaro
The applicant organization is One Step Forward: It will mentor a minimum of twenty (20) Los Angeles inner city youths from the ages of 7 to 15 who might not otherwise have the opportunities available to be mentored, offering valuable guidance and direction in the very critical and important developmental stages of their life. Goals are to: (1) teach the basic fundamentals of basketball (2) participate in competitive League tournaments (3) provide mentorship through tutorial programs and (4) provide cultural enrichment to assist in the development of well-rounded individuals. (emphasis on building good character and promoting good core values and morals) Specifically: two AAU basketball tournaments; 3 teams, ages 13, 14 and 15; May 13 - May 15 in Palm Springs ($5075) and July 20 -July 24 in Las Vegas ($12,125) TOTAL $17,200. Includes entry fees, transportation , lodging and food for 30 children and 3 coaches.