When fifth-grade student Carter Whitten won a basketball goal through a school competition, he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his prize.
During North Lamar’s Skip, Jump and Run event, Whitten was the student who raised the most money and his reward for his hard work was winning a basketball goal.
Whitten had attended the open house event that New Hope Center of Paris held back in November of 2018 during National Homelessness Awareness Week and that’s where he wanted the basketball goal to go.
“New Hope Center of Paris works to promote healthy activities to those staying at the center and there are many obstacles in trying to do so, such as space and finances,” said executive director Tanteta Scott. “One of those obstacles was eliminated with the kindness of Carter.”
New Hope Center has an area identified but requires children at play signs. If you would like to make a donation, please call (903) 783-0353 or go online to www.newhopecenterparis.org.