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One Tulsa Hold’s 8th Annual MLK Weekend Anti-Bullying Basketball Tournament

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Middle school boys and girls from various local schools came to compete in the tournament and learn about topics like bullying, social media and sports regulations.

“We try to address to the anti-bullying issue because sometimes student athletes can have a target on their back because they’re athletes, so we want them to know going in, that you got to sometimes be able to first one to walk away, or the first one to say no, or the first one that says ‘I just don’t want to be a part of that,’” said One Tulsa Executive Director Fred Jones.

One Tulsa said guest speakers at the event included TPS alumni Player Networking Event CEO Guy Troupe.

“Sport and play shaped my life as a child, and I think that letting children have an opportunity to enjoy themselves, move around, get some energy out, is a normal, youthful thing, and then when you can add some education, some learning, some growth opportunities, it’s icing on the cake,” Troupe said.

Jones said as someone who was a student athlete at Carver himself, it feels great to give back to the community he came from.

“I can see a lot of us in the kids, knowing that somebody did that for us and now we’re able to give back and just to enhance their life or to encourage them, let them know, we’re not perfect but life will balance out, but you make the best decisions possible so that it balances out a little bit better or sooner than later,” he said.

Middle school boys and girls from various local schools came to compete in the tournament and learn about topics like bullying, social media and sports regulations.

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“We try to address to the anti-bullying issue because sometimes student athletes can have a target on their back because they’re athletes, so we want them to know going in, that you got to sometimes be able to first one to walk away, or the first one to say no, or the first one that says ‘I just don’t want to be a part of that,’” said One Tulsa Executive Director Fred Jones.

One Tulsa said guest speakers at the event included TPS alumni, Player Networking Event CEO Guy Troupe.

“Sport and play shaped my life as a child, and I think that letting children have an opportunity to enjoy themselves, move around, get some energy out, is a normal, youthful thing, and then when you can add some education, some learning, some growth opportunities, it’s icing on the cake,” Troupe said.

Jones said as someone who was a student athlete at Carver himself, it feels great to give back to the community he came from.

“I can see a lot of us in the kids, knowing that somebody did that for us and now we’re able to give back and just to enhance their life or to encourage them, let them know, we’re not perfect but life will balance out, but you make the best decisions possible so that it balances out a little bit better or sooner than later,” he said.

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