Steady Growing our Community Outreach
We have been building our community ties over the last several weeks in an effort to mobilize our movement. As you all know this has been a growing process for us and wanting to engrave our values and mission into the fabric of the city is a vision we set out from the beginning. Weekly work with the Junior Buckets allows us ample opportunities to communicate and engage with young people in the city and have personally been able to understand some of the problems this generation deals with on a daily basis. As role models and coaches we feel like we have a responsibility to help keep kids focus on things that are productive to their lives and builds character. So in collaboration with the ABA we have started our Bullies are Cowards program which will gives a true opportunity to speak directly to the children of Tucson about the dangers of bullying and how to keep yourself away from it.
Our Bullies for Cowards Program emphasizes the 3 R’s. Respect, Responsibility, and Reputation. We believe all three of these aspects play a significant role in building character and keeping our youth out of trouble. We understand bullying is a part of growing up but if we can stop 1 or 2 people from becoming bullies just think about all of the kids we can stop from dealing with insecurities and fear of being different. As the new professional athletes in the city it is our responsibility to set the example and standard on how to treat people no matter the differences we possess.
Our first installment of this program we took a few of our players to Tucson Country Day Charter School. We popped up with the help of our event sponsor Eegee who happily donated a few buckets of Eegee flavor of the months to accompany our presentation. We introduced the Tucson Buckets 3 keys to success in a creative way. Played a few games with the middle school kids and allowed to enjoy being out of class while learning some valuable information about Respect, Responsibility and Reputation. Take a look at the footage and pictures from the event. We are looking to implement this program across the city at middle schools and elementary schools. If you think your child’s school would enjoy and benefit from our Bullies are Cowards program give us a call or email to set up a date.