Football camp, basketball and other games were part of some of the excitement at the Brothers United Outreach Program’s Back to School Bash held Aug. 11 at J.C. Britton Park.
More than 75 children attended the event that included inflatables, prizes, free haircuts and free school supplies.
Manning Fire Department and Manning Police Department provided vehicles for children to explore.
“We wanted to do something for the community,” said Sheldon Pompey, one of the cofounders of Brothers United.
Brothers United is a non-profit outreach program that provides mentorship to young males ages 6-18 and tutoring to boys in primary and elementary schools across the county. Their mission is to mentor and provide youths with positive guidance, strong leadership and developmental skills to accomplish personal and professional goals in life.
Pompey said that he would like to thank all the local stores that provided school supplies, Sheldon Smith and LaTonya Ragin for providing haircuts and Jerome Pendergrass for grilling. He would also like to thank the MFD, the MPD and all the volunteers that helped with the event.
For more information on Brothers United, contact Sheldon Pompey at (803) 361-7574. You can also find the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrothersUnitedOutreachProgram.