Ring in the New Year at HOPE party at YMCA, Central Branch, Jan. 1!

By Domingo Guyton

On Saturday, January 1, HOPE Recordz is sponsoring HOPE In The Community at the Central Branch YMCA, 766 Main, Street, Worcester, MA. After the death of our beloved sister Michelle Diaz on August 31, we began planning an event that can bring the young people together in unity, which also allowed them to have fun. With all of the violence and negativity surrounding our community, we want to bring HOPE to everyone through this event. We want to start 2011 in a positive direction, encouraging people to have hope, even when things seem hopeless.

The event is an all age event and the admission fee is $10 per person. Half of the proceeds will go to members of Michelle’s family, who are still trying to put their lives together after this horrific incident. The night will consist of a 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament, which the winning team will win $200 and an Open mic/Spoken Word competition, in which one winner will win $200. Both events are promoting HOPE In The Community, as positive sportsmanship and words that uplift the community are the main points we will be pushing. DJ Spin from Providence, RI will be playing some great music and we will have some giveaways also throughout the night.

It will be a great way for you to start the new year. Bring your family and come out to enjoy a positive event in your community! There are family prices, so don’t let the $10 per person scare you away.

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