Kickball Tourney to Benefit HEARTS

Some students were more enthusiastic than others at starting the new enthusiastic year today (Monday).
June's H.E.A.R.T.S. Kickball tournament will help the group's annual school supply drive. (file photo)

The H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping Everyone Achieve Rewards Toward Success) Foundation of Chadbourn will be hosting a kickball tournament to help with their annual Back-to-School supply drive. Last year, the group gave out over 500 backpacks and hundreds of school supplies to the Columbus County Foster Care Unit for all the children in custody with active cases.    

The non-profit organization is made up of a group of everyday people who made a commitment to help improve the lives of others within Columbus County and surrounding communities. Their main goal is to give back to the less fortunate in any way. 

Games are set to begin on Saturday, June 18 at 12 p.m. There will be live music, food, and much more. Bring your families and lawn chairs, and enjoy the games. The event will be at the Chadbourn Parks and Recreation Center located at 116 Miller Street.  

Admission fees for spectators will be $1 for children 12 and under, and $2 for those 13 and up. Spots for teams are already full, but the public is encouraged to come out and cheer the players on.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the purchase of backpacks and school supplies for the foundation’s Back-to-School drive in August. For more information about the event, call Lashoney Frink at 910.625.1745 or Larry Everette at 910.733.3375. For monetary donations, checks should be made out to the H.E.A.R.T.S. Foundation, and mailed to 247 Dessie Road, Chadbourn, N.C. 28431.