Put the guns down.
Pick up the ball.
And let’s recreate.
That’s the plea for the third year straight of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., an empowered group begun by five broken-hearted Harlem mothers who lost their sons to gun violence.
Their goal is to provide positive alternatives, specifically basketball, to keep teenage boys away from the street’s vices.
To support them, Catholic Charities will once again host a basketball tournament at our Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Center during the mid-winter school recess, starting today, February 16, and ending Friday, February, 20, 2015. The tournament this year will be offered exclusively to teens detained in local juvenile facilities.
“Together,” they say, “we can silence the violence.”