Dust Bowl 2MADIS0NVILLE, Ky. (08/05/17) — Hoops action and slam dunks continue today at the 34th Annual Dust Bowl and concludes Sunday at Dr. Festus Claybon Park.

Light of Chance Director Eric Logan said the annual summer basketball Dust Bowl tournament that began Friday in Madisonville is a long-standing tradition.

In 2009, Light of Chance took over the event and began using it as a platform to unite and restore the family and community.

Logan said 13 teams participated with players including local, college and pro-players.

He said the event got off to a great start Friday night with a successful concert, where several hundred attended.

“That was a new element to add to the Dust Bowl as we continue to make it bigger and better,” he said.

Organizers have been working to make the event a success and have received a lot of positive feedback.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Light of Chance Breathe Program youth will perform before the conclusion of the basketball tournament in addition to an “old school” game with senior basketball.

There will also be free back to school haircuts and free school supplies available.

“We love to see the community come together with family and friends at such a great event,” Logan said.

All Proceeds from the event benefits the Breathe Youth Arts Program.

Breathe offers free after school art sessions for grades 5-12 at the Rosenwald-Smith Multicultural Center located at 208 N. Kentucky Ave.

Logan said Breathe develops creativity while providing a positive learning environment for area youth to express themselves, engage in important issues, and experience personal and social transformation through the arts.

Since its inception, Breathe has served hundreds of kids, said Logan.

34th Annual Dust Bowl

Tammy Holloway
SurfKY News Reporter

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