Note: "this is a great opportunity for those in particular who have a love for basketball".
On this trip, the mission team will partner with Graffiti 2 in hosting their annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Taking place Father’s Day weekend, this 3-on-3 tournament creates a safe, competitive environment in which Graffiti 2 hopes to strengthen existing relationships and build new relationships with young, adult men in our neighborhood. This population often struggles with idleness, aggression, and lack of healthy relationships, all of which the 3-on-3 event hopes to address by providing a positive, competitive outlet for young men, strengthening relationships, and sharing the gospel. The event itself includes tournament-style play for teams of four, during which the gospel is presented in a meaningful, relevant manner, and participants are provided opportunities to talk and pray with counselors, and surveyors, and to play basketball within the tournament. This is a great opportunity for those in particular who have a love for basketball.
What would you do?
Volunteers would aid in the set-up of the tournament. They would also serve in the event as court monitors, registrants, surveyors, and counselors. In the role of a court monitor, volunteers would monitor games throughout the event; as registrants, volunteers will register teams and be some of the first faces/encounters of neighborhood participants; as surveyors and/or counselors, volunteers will be provided a survey to administer to participants as well as spectators of varying ages, both providing useful information to Graffiti 2 as to the needs of the Mott Haven neighborhood as well as fostering opportunities for Gospel conversations.
The cost is $100 per person which includes ministry projects and some meals. Lodging is not included, but recommendations for housing are listed here.
Register yourself and your group
Pay deposit to confirm your reservation
Submit final payment before arrival
Once you are registered, you will receive a series of emails with details regarding your event. We will equip you with the information you need to make your experience meaningful.