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House Vs. Senate Charity Game Set for Feb. 18

January 23rd, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas Senate will square off in Hoops for Kids' Sake, the second annual legislative charity basketball game on Tuesday, February 18, at 7 p.m., at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock. Celebrity players, coaches and special guests will be on hand for the bipartisan exhibition game.

All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA), Boys & Girls Club of Bryant and Boys & Girls Club of Saline County.

"While the House fully intends to defend its title as the undefeated chamber on the basketball court," said Arkansas Speaker of the House Davy Carter, "we know the real winners will not be elected officials. The ones who benefit from this game are the young Arkansans who are empowered to succeed with the help of positive role models."   Watch Speaker Carter predict the outcome of the game here.

General admission tickets are $10 and available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsorships are $1,000. For sponsorship information, please contact BBBSCA Director of Development Colleen Carr at ccarr@bbbsca.org or 501-374-6661. Checks can be made payable to BBBSCA and mailed to 312 W. Pershing Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114.

"The Senate has recruited several key celebrity players and have decided to practice this year," said Senate President Pro Tempore Michael Lamoureux. "I am confident that with a little practice, the Senate will have no problem in bringing the trophy to our side of the Capitol. Regardless of the outcome, we are excited about the chance to raise money for the youth of Arkansas."

Celebrity players, coaches and special guests will be announced at a later date. The Stephens Center is located on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus at 2801 South University. About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As a donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Learn how you can impact a child’s life, donate, or volunteer at bbbsca.org. About Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and of Saline County It is the mission of Boys and Girls Clubs to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, by providing a safe haven for children from all walks of life during our after-school and summer hours. There they are guided by staff and volunteers who mentor them and set them on the path for success. We achieve our mission through programming that is developed with our three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, & Healthy Lifestyles. For more visit www.bryantbgc.org for the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant or www.scbgclub.com for the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County, GREAT FUTURES START HERE.