Bicameral Basketball Game To Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

by Roby Brock ( 4 views 

This could be worth watching for the athletic prowess, the good charitable cause, and the potential comedic value.

Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas State Senate will square off in “Hoops for Kids’ Sake,” the inaugural charity legislative basketball game on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at the Jack T. Stephens Center.

Celebrity players, coaches and special guests will be on hand for the exhibition game that promises to feature Republicans and Democrats from both chambers.

All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA), an organization dedicated to providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

“This first-time event is sure to be a fun, competitive game between the two chambers,” said House Speaker Davy “Air” Carter. “I’m hopeful we can have a good turnout to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

“The Senate has recruited several key celebrity players,” said Senate President Michael “The Mailman” Lamoureux, without tipping his hand. “I suspect that will be the key for our chamber to bring back the inaugural trophy to our side of the Capitol.”

General admission tickets are $5 and available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsorships are $500.

For sponsorship information, please contact BBBSCA Director of Development Lakethia Glenn at or 501-374-6661. Checks can be made payable to BBBSCA and mailed to BBBSCA, 312 W. Pershing Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72120.