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Silver & Black Give Back - Staying inside the lines is harder than you think!
Silver & Black Give Back

August, 2013

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It's time to cast your vote and help Silver & Black Give Back determine the three 2013 Summer Team Up Challenge Champions! Champions will receive $10,000 each for their work improving our community. Vote for your favorite project at TeamUpChallenge.com now through August 12th.

Throughout the summer students from 10 local nonprofits have worked on projects ranging from getting fit to going green to beautifying our city. Take a look at what they have accomplished and help us recognize them!

 
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Jia Perkins Helps Students Paint Mural

Unique design will be installed under overpass at Nolan and Commerce

Team Up Challenge students at MOSAIC - Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's young artist program are quiet, until you get them talking about how to correctly use a paint brush!

The teenagers, ages 14 - 18, taught the Silver Stars' Jia Perkins how to correctly paint inside the lines on a mural they designed that will ultimately be over 300 feet long and 15 feet tall. The mural will hang underneath the overpass at Nolan and Commerce.

MOSAIC regularly works on community art throughout the city, and they are excited to install the finished mural at the end of August.

Check out TeamUpChallenge.com to learn more about the program.

 
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Straight Talk from a Straight Shooter

Real stories about why our Silver & Black Give Back family serves

We recently caught up with Gary Dudley (pictured above, far right), President and co-founder of SWBC, and Silver & Black Give Back board treasurer and co-chair of theTux 'N Tennies host committee. Gary has been involved with Silver & Black Give Back long before it was SBGB and has been giving back with the SS&E family for 15 years. He recognizes the importance of fans seeing their favorite players do more than just play basketball or hockey.

Gary reminisced about a recent board meeting where 2012-2013 Team Up Challenge Champions from Edison High School spoke about their project and expressed their desire to graduate from college and their confidence to believe it was attainable. With only a small percentage (15%) of the school's senior class attending college, their confidence was inspirational.

"I support SBGB because I see a bunch of dedicated young people involved in the community and building awareness about the things they care for," Dudley said. "Seeing young kids' involvement and gleam in their eye, when they know they've done something good, and then the fact that somebody has recongized them... it's empowering. The youth of our city has been portrayed as being non-productive, but this program [the Team Up Challenge] allows them to shine."

As a former coach himself (for Houston ISD), he realizes the importance of and cheerfully supports programs like the Spurs Youth Basketball League. "It affords the youth in our city the opportunity to be a part of a fun and challenging atmosphere and feel like they are an important part of the community," he said.

Much like his college years (Gary enrolled in summer school every year), he spends most of his time working but enjoys attending Silver & Black Give Back fundraisers. In addition to the players and coaches, he credits the passionate staff and students involved in the programs for the growing success of Silver & Black Give Back.

 
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Military Appreciation Night is 1 Month Away

Get your theme night t-shirt before they sell out!

We only have a few shirts left so be sure and stop by section 105 during Silver Stars games and get your military theme night t-shirt. Mark your calendar - Military Appreciation Night is August 31st!

T-shirts are 1/$15 or 2/$25. All proceeds benefit Silver & Black Give Back's youth programs.

 
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Cheers to 25 Years

 
Silver and Black Give Back is excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary with you! We are honored and grateful to everyone who has participated in our programs over the last 25 years, and we are especially grateful to donors - like our Silver Circle partners - who continue to invest in our youth sports and youth service initiatives. Click here to learn more about the impact your are having.
 
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