El Nido Youth Play the Altadena Sheriff’s Station in Friendly Basketball Tournament

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Featured Slider, News | 2 comments

Hathaway-Sycamores held the 3rd Annual Youth vs. Altadena Sheriffs Basketball Game at its El Nido Residential Campus in Altadena, thanks to the generous support of volunteer group, Las Candelas. Youth teams went head-to-head with the sheriffs for some friendly competition as they were cheered on by enthusiastic attendees.

Hathaway-Sycamores Staff and Guests

Elia Godinez (LA Country DCFS), Captain Vicki Stuckey (Altadena Sheriff’s Station), Christian Daly (Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office), Hathaway-Sycamores Chief Financial Officer/EVP Operations Jim Huser, Hathaway-Sycamores President & CEO Debra Manners, Assemblymember Christopher Holden, Hathaway-Sycamores Senior Vice President Joe Ford

The tournament is intended to give the youth living on campus an opportunity to get to know law enforcement officials, and to view them as allies providing a support system, rather than perceiving them as an intimidating presence.

Hathaway-Sycamores Basketball Tournament

Assemblymember Christopher Holden was present to give a warm welcome and to hand out plaques of recognition to key supporters, “This tournament is for a good cause, and recognizes the great accomplishments and the wonderful community partnership between Hathaway-Sycamores and our LA County Sheriff’s Department.”

Hathaway-Sycamores Basketball Tournament

Assemblymember Christopher Holden, Captain Vicki Stuckey, Hathaway-Sycamores Senior Vice President Joe Ford

The shared experience of competing on the basketball court built camaraderie that continued off the court when attendees got to know each other over delicious tacos prepared by Los Tacos. Youth had the chance to ask questions of the group, share about themselves, and create lasting connections with law enforcement in their community.

Hathaway-Sycamores Basketball Tournament

Altadena Sheriff’s Station getting ready for the next game.

“The goal is very simple: to improve the relationship between our community, our foster youth and our law enforcement,” explained Hathaway-Sycamores Senior Vice President, Joe Ford.

Hathaway-Sycamores Basketball Tournament

Assemblymember Christopher Holden, Las Candelas Member Jeri Benton Clark, Hathaway-Sycamores Senior Vice President Joe Ford

Others in attendance included Christian Daly, a representative from the office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, representatives from law enforcement, the fire department, Department of Children and Family Services, Probation, Las Candelas and PickUp USA Fitness.

Hathaway-Sycamores Basketball Tournament

Assemblymember Christopher Holden, President and CEO of PickUp USA Fitness Jordan Meinster, Hathaway-Sycamores Senior Vice President Joe Ford

Hathaway-Sycamores Basketball Tournament

Referees from PickUp USA Fitness

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  1. Rob Myers

    Way to go Hathaway-Sycamores….looks like a great event! Next time Joe Ford has to play….!

    Keep up the great work……Rob Myers

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