Photos: Celebrating Thanksgiving early on the courts

Nov 21, 2021

What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by giving away dozens of basketballs to kids?

On Sunday, Nov. 21, Aaron Strothers of Village Hoops did just that at his second annual Thanksgiving basketball giveaway.

“Thanksgiving is about family and giving back,” Strothers said.

More than 50 basketballs were on hand for kids of all ages at the basketball court near the Hammond School. 

Most were donated, Strothers said.

“I bought like ten, and everyone chipped in,” Strothers said. 

Strothers said he plans to continue to make the event an annual tradition, and hopes to expand the event post-pandemic.

Event attendees could also enter to win a free turkey, yoga classes, or other prizes.  

Sponsors of the event include Faded Image, Shot by BK, Alex Strothers Hair, Soul Flower Yoga and Chef Kev’s Kitchen.