The inaugural Scott’s All-Star Father and Son day culminated with teams of dads and sons battling on the basketball court June 23 at the Liberty County YMCA.
Dr. Kevin L. Betton of Temple of Praise Church Ministries delivered the program’s keynote address.
Betton spoke about “the forgotten bond” that exists between a boy and his dad and highlighted tightrope walker Nik Wallenda in his speech.
He said Wallenda’s historic walk across Niagara Falls on June 15 was a perfect example of the tight bond he had with his father Terry Troffer, who also is Wallenda’s safety coordinator, according to abcnews.com.
“His father was there to help assure and reassure him that he could make it,” Betton said, adding there is a lack of bonding between fathers and sons in today’s generation.
After the program, the tournament began. Teams squared off in best-of-three series, with the winning team moving on and the losing team eliminated. The first-place team was Marcus Scott IV and Marcus Scott V. Second place went to Khari Collins and Daquan Humphries.
The event was sponsored by Scott’s All-Stars and directed by Lonnie Fayson. Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes preformed the welcome and Pastor Aaron Cowart of Live Oak Church gave the invocation.