2,500 San Antonio Inner-city Youth to Experience FUEL
Shooting Stars Basketball Academy in collaboration with Deborah Dupre' featured in the movie FUEL and Texas FUEL pro-basketball team, is hosting 2,500 youth to also experience the "most hopeful movie of the year," FUEL on April 24th at San Antonio's Lee High School.
professional basketball team saw the movie FUEL. This movie inspired and
empowered them so much, they changed their name to FUEL, changed their
mission to being America's Green Team and spreading the peace and
environmental messages in the movie; and even changed the jerseys with
FUEL on the front and the motto, "Change Your Fuel, Change the World" on back of
Not only are these pro-basketball players spreading the clean, peaceful message by having
it written on their backs all while they play. They have also created
1/2-time shows for stadiums filled with as many as 16,000 fans, is
edutainment about renewable energy.
Now the team wants to "Fuel it Forward." They want 100,000 inner-city youth across America to see the full version of FUEL within the next 12 months, starting in their home town, San Antonio.
FUEL basketball players mentor inner-city youth through the Shooting Stars Basketball Academy and their after school programs at several San Antonio inner-city schools. The team, spread goodwill everywhere they go, especially among these youth, the team fans, and their opposition
teams and their fans.
Texas FUEL experienced grueling challenges
as Josh Tickell met in his pursuit to change the world. The team members reminded
themselves that if Josh could do it, so could they.
Coach Marlon Minifee sets the prime example of integrity and compassion for both the team and Shooting Stars. Minifee recently won the honor of Best Coach at the ABA League Finals in Nashville, Tennesee.
After FUEL heroically
earned the title of Champion in the SW Conference, they then went on to the
finals where individual players earned numerous other
Texas FUEL are earning their place in
American history. America's Green Team, Texas FUEL players are becoming
the best role models for all American youth.
From Disengaging to Engaging Youth
city youth find it increasingly difficult to engage when bombarded with
tragic, world devastating news, job losses, and local poverty and
Shooting Stars is the group of inner-city youth
mentored by Texas FUEL. They thrive on the team's continued role modeling.
FUEL basketball team is a professional team, paid players. The economy dramatically has impacted their salaries.
Renewable FUEL Solution
The video produced will then be the greatest marketing/fund-raising tool for
Shooting Stars and Texas FUEL's next season so they can continue
learning and spreading the Green and Peaceful messages highlighted in
the movie FUEL.
- Get FUEL film donated, a small music show and
an empowerment program with FUEL pro-basketball players and Deborah Dupre' afterwards for 2,500 inner-city youth.
- Charge $10.00/youth ticket and find donors for all tickets
- Raise funds and reach heart and souls of struggling
youth before summer break when they would otherwise have even less
motivation to engage and less positive activities in which to engage.
Professionally film the event so that it gets more miles for the resources put into it
The project that gives youth "reason to live"
The Shooting Stars FUEL event is targeting 2,500 inner city youth at $10.00/person.
Why? Because countless inner-city disengaged youth who have seen FUEL
in S. Texas already have reported in confidence to their teachers that
since seeing it, "I know I now have a reason to live."
Benefits of the project include:
Texas FUEL - receive back-pay for months and begin to gear up for next season
- Shooting Stars - see FUEL and better learn why they carry big "Go Green" and "GO FUEL!" signs to basketball games
Other Inner City Youth: have reason to engage - and even "to live."
- FUEL Movie: Raises awareness about the film
Texas Communities - economic and energy benefits that occur from new,
responsible behavior that typically happens after people see FUEL
Donating one $10.00 ticket means one more youth
has reason to live because s/he sees FUEL plus Texas FUEL
Pro-basketball team continue mentoring innercity youth and spreading
the Green message throughout the country.
For more information, contact Aurora Diedre on 210.559.9093 or Judy Soukup on 512.694.6101.