The first 300 students will receive free back to school supplies at the 16th Annual Back-To-School Jamboree. The Jamboree will be held at Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway in the Savannah Center on Saturday, September 17 from 8:30 a. m – 4 p.m. It will feature 3 on 3 basketball, video game competitions, free haircuts, movies and music videos. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Trophies and other prizes will be presented to those participating in the three on three basketball competition. Registration is $30.00 per team. To register, persons should call 887-2046. Registrations will also be taken at Beautiful Things in the Village Shopping Mall. On site registration is $45.00. Team members will be provided free school supplies, free t-shirts, free lunch along with the winning trophies.
There will also be a double-dutch jump rope competition, dancing, carnival games and finger painting competitions. In addition, there will be a one-on-one shoot off following the 3 on 3 competition. Rusty the Railcat, Rascal and other characters will make guest appearances during the day.
The Jamboree is being sponsored by Rep. Vernon G. Smith along with the African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc., the Geminus Corporation, Indiana University Northwest, Haywood and Fleming Insurance, Fresh County Market, Greg Fleming & Associates, 411 News, Gary Crusader, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, Indiana Commission on the Social Status of the Black Male, Familia Dental and Centier Bank.