On Friday, July 6th, 2011 several of our wonderful Texas Express coaches, parents, basketball players, and one of our former players, Ebony Shaw-Gilliam (Director of TCU Women's basketball), volunteered in offering a free basketball camp to the residential and foster children of the ACH Child and Family Services of Fort Worth. Our coaches uplifted, encouraged, and taught the kids some solid basketball fundamentals while also having a little fun. Coach David Jones,director of our elite girls program, and one of his basketball players, Khoria Newman, spoke to the children about "BEING POSITIVE."
Coach Jones is paralyzed from the neck down due to a car accident he was in over four and half years ago. Coach Jones made sure that we understood that he is very thankful that he is alive. He is thankful that he can still be a husband, a father, and coach. Coach Jones has a voice and a message to share with everyone. He said that every day he chooses to count his blessings and live positively. He chooses to counteract any negatives with positives. Coach Jones definitely made a huge imprint on each of our hearts. Thank you Coach Jones for allowing God to move you and use you to touch others lives!
Our coaching staff and players were uplifted by working with the children. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with the valuable, precious children of ACH. We like ACH, believe that each and every child deserves love, safety, and the OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE." To learn more about ACH Child and Family Services, visit their website at http://www.achservices.org/. ACH has been in operation since 1915 with the goal of protecting children and preserving families. Volunteering opportunities are available throughout the year.