EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — With summer fast approaching, a local nonprofit is looking to reach young children and get them outside and playing sports.
The El Paso Teachers Association has submitted the A&A All the Way Foundation, which is the foundation of Aaron and Alvin Jones, for the Texas State Teachers Association Friend of Education Award.
The basis for the nomination was for their work in the community with the students of the El Paso Independent School District in particular. They were announced as recipients of the Friend of Education award at the TSTA annual meeting last weekend in Houston.
the A&A All The Way Foundation, in conjunction with the El Paso Teachers Association, is working on a project called Ross Athletic Ball Drive.
The goal is to collect as many sports balls – volleyballs, soccer balls, basketballs, and soccer balls – to present to all 5th graders starting with the Burges Feeder Pattern.
Students would receive the ball of their choice at the end of the year and it would be theirs. EPTA and the foundation strongly want to encourage our children, after two years of being indoors, due to the pandemic, to now be able to go out and play, have a good time, get active and hopefully encourage them to develop a mode healthy living and get involved in athletics when they reach middle school and high school.
The foundation hopes to donate to 500 fifth graders starting with the Burges Eating Model, as that is where Aaron and Alvin attended high school. If the project gets more, it plans to expand to another secondary school feeding model in the EpiSD.
When these balls are given to the children, Aaron, Alvin and the rest of the Jones family will be there to help distribute these balls to the students.
The project is accepting all donations and people can drop them off at Ross Middle School with Coach Patricia Amezaga via a link that will take them to Amazon, they can purchase them there and they will be delivered to Ross Middle School.
For the Amazon donation link, CLICK HERE.