Voter Registration Drive
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LIGHT OF CHANCE, INC. PRESENTS THE DUST BOWL 2012
Light of Chance, Inc. hosted the Dust Bowl 2012 August 3rd -5th, at the Dr. Festus Claybon Park in Madisonville, KY. The Dust Bowl is annual basketball tournament that has been a summertime tradition in Madisonville for decades. When Light of Chance took over the event three years ago, organizers decided to use it as a platform to unite and restore the family and community environment, while bringing awareness to health issues, assisting families with purchasing school supplies and giving back-to-school haircuts. By adding these free services, Light of Chance has transformed the Dust Bowl into more than just a fun tradition, but one that also helps meet the needs of the community.
“It is an honor to continue an event with such a long and rich tradition,” says Light of Chance Founder/Executive Director, Eric Logan. “Each year we improve upon the previous and this year will not be any different. More games will be played in the evenings to help avoid the heat. We added a voter registration and organ donor drive.”
Logan continues, “This year's competition was tougher than ever. For the last three years, Team Elite from Madisonville has won. We had scoured the tri-state to find a team talented enough to beat them and we’ve accomplished that.”
“We had a record number of people at this year’s Dust Bowl. We welcomed every family member, from the infant to the grandmother,” Logan says. “We had great time and it was something that should not have been missed.”
DUST BOWL RE-ENERGIZED (Excerpt from 2009 Article)
It is safe to say, the Dust Bowl is back and better than ever in Madisonville. Light of Chance has taken this longstanding tradition and reenergize the community as well as attracted people from other parts of the country including Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri and Wisconsin. In just two years, over 80 games have been played. In addition, Light of Chance has provided school supplies to over 200 kids, and given over 150 free back-to-school haircuts with the help of barbers within the state of Kentucky. During the Dust Bowl, free health screenings are available to everyone. Thus far, over 120 people have been screened for diabetes to blood pressure.
The Dust Bowl provides a family-friendly environment for people to relax and have fun. There is great food, music, conversation, along with some of the best basketball players around to watch play. Don’t miss this summer classic.