The Little Village basketball team participated in the Tony Aguirre Tournament for the third year in a row and had a great time! There were teams that came from the states of Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa to compete. The tournament is named after Tony who was an athletic director from Kansas City that worked with youth for over 50 years to help them reach their full potential. His love and commitment to the youth has inspired many in the Latino community and the tournament has continued in his honor for 66 years.
Joining us on the trip was Dr. Claudio Rivera, a clinical community psychologist, who shared with our players about his work and the affects of trauma on the ride to Kansas City. The youth were able to compete all weekend and eat some of the best barbecue that Kansas City has to offer. Another highlight of the trip was witnessing the upperclassmen in high school teaching the younger youth about personal and social responsibility through conversations about peer pressure and other problems that arise in school and life. Praise God for the opportunity to fellowship and show the youth another part of the country!