Team Eikon is a basketball team composed of 4th-6th grade boys; ranging from age 9-12 years old. We understand that one of the things youth in the neighborhood love is the game of basketball. You ask most youth what they want to do when they grow up and they will say, “I want to play in the NBA!” To take advantage of this we use the game of basketball to mentor, share the gospel, and to monitor/encourage good grades and behavior. We play these young boys through the East Shelby Church Recreational Association (ESCRA) League. This League provides an opportunity for our boys to play other teams from a different side of the track. We start the season in September and play every Saturday from December through March.
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“I have been a part of Team Eikon basketball for 4 years. I like that I get to play sports that I really love with coaches that really care a lot about me . I’m proud to be a part of Team Eikon because I get to learn what it means to be a real man and also I’m learning about God and his plan for my life. The coaches are teaching me how to be a young man on the court and also off the court I’m glad that I earned the MVP award.”
-Jamarion, participant since 2017
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13