Leake alumni game to help fund mission trip
The Leake Academy girls basketball team is staying busy this off-season and is calling all former players to help the Rebelettes out.
Leake will host a girls basketball alumni game on Monday, April 17 at Joe F. Shepard Gymnasium as a fundraiser for a summer mission trip to Guatemala.
There are several events scheduled for Monday night. It will start with a free throw-a-thon at 5:45 p.m. and will be followed with the alumni game at 6:15 p.m.
During the alumni game, there will be a dribble competition, shooting challenge, knockout contest and cake auction.
All donations will be applied towards expenses for a mission trip this summer to Guatemala.
Leake Academy coach Amanda Hatch has been to Guatemala six different times and twice at Leake. The 2020 team was planning a trip but was cancelled because of COVID. While there, the Rebelettes will play games, host clinics and work on service projects.
“We will compete in games against high school and AAU teams, host basketball clinics for junior high and elementary children, and team up with local churches and orphanages on service projects,” Hatch said. “At each event, we will have the opportunity to share our testimonies and the gospel with everyone in attendance. It is an incredible experience in a beautiful country, and we are looking forward to serving the Lord and following His lead.”
Hatch said the trips have long-lasting impacts on the team.
“It definitely helps build bonds within our team for next season and for life but that’s not the primary goal,” Hatch said. “When I see former players who have been on this trip, the trip is what they mention first before basketball games or trophies.”
Any donations are tax deductible and checks may be made out to Leake Academy.