On August 21, 2016, just before the young ones return to school, CTL provided book bags, stocked with school supplies to CTL youth members. Approximately 50 students were blessed to receive some of the tools that will help equip them in their preparation for entering the new school year.
On August 19, 2016, CTL's pre-teen and teenage girls from ages 11 to 15 came together for our first annual Girls Night In slumber party. There was plenty of pizza, swimming in the pool, pampering each other with facials and nail painting, popcorn, chips and dips, candy, games, lots of Girl Talk and just plain fun. We stayed overnight at one of the luxurious Hilton Hotels in downtown Chicago where we bonded and created everlasting memories of Christian Sisterhood!
On June 26th, CTL celebrated our 2016 graduates. From kindergartners through high schoolers, every graduate was presented with a certificate of honor and a bag of gifts. Also participants in our iHoop4Christ Basketball program were awarded MVP (Most Valuable Person), MIP (Most Improved Person) and All Star medals for off-court leadership, dedication and scholastic achievements during the corresponding school year.
It is our belief that what happens on the court starts long before a basketball is ever picked up. It begins with the shaping and strengthening of character. Our deepest desire and heartfelt goal is to instill in each of our youth godly character, a winning attitude, and solid leadership skills, with the intent to build up strong, courageous and bold warriors for the Kingdom of God. In sports, one will win some and lose some, but in life, CTL’s youth will always be winners!