Fitness center and hoops group team up to make a difference
There is good going on in the community -- all you have to do is look.
Over the weekend, the Alaska Club West gym, along with a group known as "Basketball Behavior" banded together to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, and help the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club. They did it with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Last year it proved a success, so they brought it back.
"The turnout has been tremendous," said Tina Day, the Alaska Club's Marketing Director.
Not only were they making a difference, but it was targeting a place which can use the help.
"That is the community that probably needs the most work here in Anchorage," said Basketball Behavior Vice President Tashanne Casey. "And it's a community that has a lot of talent over there… just to get them exposure."
Casey helped start the group with the idea of making it a launching pad.
"What we do at Basketball Behavior is search out qualified professional trainers that do like Nike camps and their own professional camps," she said. "And then we fly them up to train our youth. We also do community projects with the youth."
And it teaches the kids life lessons about teamwork and keeps them focused.
"My son is 11 and he eats, sleeps, and breathes basketball, he's never in trouble. Haha, I love that!" Casey said.
Spoken like an administrator, but more like a parent.