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SAY BASKETBALL CAMP was a great success. We had 35 young people who attended the three day camp.

A huge thank you to coach Lyle and his fellow coaches from Central Church for working with the kids during the camp.  We also want to thank Scheels for the donation of basketballs and Dan Jansen formER Augustana Basketball stand out aLONG WITH his friend Levy for teaching a special session to our older group on the last day of camp.  tHE KIDS TRULY APPRECIATE THE TIME, EFFORT AND ENERGY THAT WAS PUT INTO MAKING THIS CAMP POSSIBLE.  tHEY'RE ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR.  

iN ADDITION TO RECEIVING A t-SHIRT AND BASKETBALL, EACH CHILD WHO ATTENDED CAMP 2 OUT OF THE 3 DAYS IS INVITED TO tHE sALVATION aRMY'S baCK tO sCHOOL sHOPPING dAY IN aUGUST WHERE THEY'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE UP TO $80.00 WORTH OF BACK TO sCHOOL sUPPLIES.

tHESE ARE OUR 2017 tEAM pHOTOS.  

                                                  

bELOW IS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAMPS FROM 2017     

The Salvation Army Youth of Sioux Falls is excited to announce a FREE youth basketball camp to be held at the Salvation Army gym at 800 N. Cliff Avenue.  The camp is open to young men and women of all skill levels.  Whether you are an experienced player looking to take your game to the next level or you just shoot around with your friends at the park, this camp will help you improve your game!

ELEMENTARY CAMP

  • Boys and girls entering grades 3-5
  • Monday, July 10 to Wednesday July 12, 2017
  • 9 AM to 11 AM

MIDDLE SCHOOL AND FRESHMEN CAMP

  • Young men and women entering grades 6-9
  • Monday, July 10 to Wednesday July 12, 2017
  • 11 AM to 1 PM

    REGISTER ONLINE AT http://saysportscamps.weebly.com

 

                                                     Camp Location

        The Sioux Falls Salvation Army, 800 N. Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103 

                                         Phone: 605-338-6649

                                                Sponsors

Sponsored by the Salvation Army Youth (SAY) of Sioux Falls in partnership

                                          with Central Church.

Special Announcement:  The format for the middle school/freshman camp will be an exciting 3-on-3 format.  Part of each day will focus on 3-on-3 skills, while the other part will involve playing 3-on-3.

 

Camp Focus  

The camps will focus on basketball fundamentals such as ball-handling and footwork, plus additional skills such as shooting and defense.  The middle school/high school campers will be exposed to additional concepts such as ball movement, player movement and spacing.  Drills and activities will be in a fun and nurturing environment, while encouraging teamwork and the pursuit of competitive excellence.  

In order to uphold the mission of the Salvation Army and Central Church, each camp session will have a beverage/snack break that will include a devotional time led by a camp volunteer.  

 

Staff  

The camp will be led by local coaches and volunteers with extensive experience at a variety of levels, from youth sports to college.

 

Goals

  1. To support the mission of the Sioux Falls Salvation Army to “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”  

  2. To develop the self-confidence of camp attendees by improving their basketball skills. 

  3. To encourage a lifelong enjoyment of the physical activity of basketball.

  4. To bless camp attendees with a basketball and a t-shirt.

GOLF SUMMER PROGRAM with FIRST TEE of South Dakota

We will begin our Jr. Golf Program on Monday, June 5th.  We will start picking up the children at 11:00 am.  Once everyone is picked up we’ll have lunch prior to attending the golf lesson at 12:45 pm.  We plan to return the children home each Monday by 3:00 pm. 

 

 

For children needing tennis shoes, The Salvation Army will provide them.  Please call either Major Belinda or myself if your child needs tennis shoes.  We plan to keep the shoes at The Salvation Army and make them available each week for your child or children.  Once the program is finished for the summer they will be able to take their shoes home.  First Tee of South Dakota will be providing a T-shirt for each participant.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.  We’re so happy your children will be participating in our program. 

The SalvationArmy of SiouxFalls is excited to announce a special Junior Golf program in conjunction with First Tee of South Dakota. This is a FREE program through The Salvation Army and we invite parents/guardians to contact Marcie at 605-338-6649 ext. 317 or Major Belinda at 605-338-6649 ext. 319 to find out how your child(ren) can participate in this wonderful program. 

  • First Tee of South Dakota will provide an opportunity for your child to learn how to play golf.  This will include a T-shirt.
  • The Salvation Army will provide (through a generous donor) the program fee of $120, transportation to and from the golf course, lunch prior to the program and tennis shoes for anyone who does not have a pair to play in. 

This program will take place on Monday’s during the months of June, July and August.  Again, this is a FREE program where The Salvation Army will be providing membership to First Tee, transportation to the program, lunch and tennis shoes. 

Please fill out the attached forms.  One for The Salvation Army to be able to transport your child and one for The First Tee of South Dakota to be able to enroll your child in the PLAYer and/or PAR program at Elmwood Golf Course.

Any questions, please call Marcie or Major Belinda at the numbers listed above.  We’d like to have every one registered no later than May 19th.

This is an amazing opportunity for children in our community.  Please don’t pass it up.   am through The Salvation Army and we invite parents/guardians to join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 pm. We'll be meeting at The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls - 800 N. Cliff Avenue where Coralee (Pro for Elmwood Golf Course & First Tee Director) will be sharing information and signing children ages 7 to 17 up for First Tee. The program will take place on Monday's during the months of June, July and August. Again, this is a FREE program where The Salvation Army, with the help of a donor, will be providing membership to First Tee, transportation to the program, lunch, t-shirts and tennis shoes for each program participant. Any questions, call Marcie Gothard or Major Belinda Riggs at 605-338-6649.

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I am writing to thank you for your generous support of the work and ministry of The Salvation Army here in #SiouxFalls. Due to your support people across our community have received help with those basic necessities of life; food, clothing, and shelter. Children are instructed in brass instruments, take part in character building activities, and are fed. Older adults take part in monthly activities, food, and fellowship. Commodity Food Boxes are provided to over 400 older adults on a monthly basis. Our outreach to adults and children is made possible by your ongoing support.

Yet we have some pressing needs. This past winter was extremely hard on all of us. Would you help? I know many of you are receiving requests for support, but I am asking if you would consider helping us in one of the following areas?

$500 provides a Pathway of Hope family with housing assistance
$350 provides one evening of meals through our weekend Sallie’s Table feeding program
$250 provides house painting for a senior
$200 provides transitional housing for a veteran
$150 assists a family with their rent
$100 assists a family with a utility payment
$ 75 assists someone with work clothing or tools for a new job
$ 50 provides an individual or family with a visit to our food pantry
$ 35 provides a child with a trip to summer camp in Nebraska

The Salvation Army will use your generous gift where they can do the most good for those in need. Donations may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 800 N. Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, made through our website at sasiouxfalls.org (just click the “Donate Now” button at the top of the page) or by texting “SiouxFalls” to 71777.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support.

Major Thomas E. Riggs
#SalvationArmy

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Sallie's Table in need of Volunteers

The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls offers a program on the second Thursday of the month called Senior Food Commodity Box Distribution?  Every month 7 to 8 tons of food are given to local seniors in Lincoln and Minnehaha counties.  This program is a partnership with the State of South Dakota and Feeding South Dakota.  We have 600 seniors on our distribution list.  Every month volunteers are needed to assist with the distribution of the boxes.  Around 200 are delivered in Sioux Falls.  Specifically, volunteers are needed to distribute cheese, assist seniors with taking the boxes to their vehicles and /or ride along on a delivery route with Salvation Army peronal in a Salvation Army vehicle.  To volunteer, please contact Marcie Priestleyat 605-338-6649 ext. 317 or marcie_priestley@usc.salvationarmy.org