Tri-City All-Stars Unite
Published 10:51 am Wednesday, July 16, 2008
By By Chandler Myers
A group of boys were gathered by parents around the Atmore area to form a team and participate in the 2008 Alabama Sports Festival in June.
The Tri-City All-Stars is an organized group of young men chosen from area cities including: Atmore, Beatrice, Flomaton and Monroeville.
The goal of the Tri-City All-Stars is to create unity, sportsmanship and a lasting bond with the boys from each of the cities.
The Tri-City All-Stars took two teams to the Alabama Sports Festival with a 12-year-old and under team as well as a 14-year-old and under team.
The teams are coached by Willie Knight and Herbert Blackman and they were able to find 13 players for the 12-year-old team and 14 for the 14-year-old Tri-City All-Stars.
Both teams played hard at the Sports Festival with the 12 and under team taking home gold medals as they placed first with a 6-0 record.
The 14 and under team finished in fourth place with a 2-3 record and the coaches were pleased with the effort that both teams put forth in their respective age brackets.
Coaches Knight, Blackman and the players of the Tri-City All-Stars would like to thank all the churches and businesses that supported them with donations.
These churches and businesses include Empowerment Tabernacle COGIC, Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness, Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church, Heavenly Delight Bake Shop, Fancy Fingers Hair Salon, Rite-Aid, Chuck Stevens Automotive, Masland Carpets, Piggly Wiggly, Advance Auto, Sandy Sansing, the City of Pensacola and several others.
The Tri-City All-Stars look forward to competing in the 2009 Alabama Sports Festival and several other charity games in the future.