An Appling non-profit ministry is offering an evening of amateur basketball entertainment Saturday.
Mount Up Ministries of Appling Inc. is holding a round robin-style basketball event involving members of three Appling churches -- Solid Rock, Walnut Grove and First Mount Carmel Baptist.
The games are slated to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Patriots Park gym on Columbia Road near Grovetown.
"Members of the churches are just kind of getting together and having fun," said Rev. Roscoe Perry, the ministry's coordinator. "Hopefully, it will be fun and comical all at the same time."
Perry said young kids will have a chance to come out and dancers will perform during halftimes.
"It should be good fellowship," he said.
Tickets to the event will be available at the door and cost $2 for children and $5 for adults.
Proceeds from the event benefit the ministry, which was founded about five years ago as a joint outreach effort between the three Appling churches plus Rehoboth Baptist Church.
The ministry runs a summer enrichment program for youth in the area, which also provides certified teachers to help children with their studies , in addition to field trips and activities.
The ministry also holds a weekly tutoring session at First Mount Carmel.
"It is open to all the kids who are in school," Perry said of the tutoring session held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. "We basically focus on whatever their weakness might be, whatever help they might need."
Mount Up Ministry has held a health fair, helped on a Winfield Habitat for Humanity house and operates the Brown Bag Program, which provides area seniors with a month's worth of non-perishable food items.
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