OCTOBER 30, 2014:
MARKS 40th ANNIVERSARY OF RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
Muhammad Ali shocked the world when he knocked out the undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the World George Foreman in the 8th round in Zaire, Africa. The date was October 30, 1974.
RALLYING CRY FOR LOSER: WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR?
DALLAS VS. WASHINGTON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Coach Jay Gruden and the disappearing QBs RG lll and Kirk Cousins. Gruden is down to his 3rd string QB COLT McCOY
Why does Harold Bell do what he does, and why does he do it his way?
is a 501c3 non-profit organization formed under the non-profit Corporation Act (D. C. Code, 1981 edition, Title 29 Chapter 5)
Kids In Trouble was found in 1968 and caters to the needs of at-risk children as it relates to social services such as, education, employment , law enforcement, drug abuse, and group behavior related to violence in the community. The program's focus is primarily on crisis management, intervening in high-risk communities targeting specific individuals who have been arrested and individuals who are considered at-risk. We work with children of all ages, but our main focus is on the growth and development of the elementary school child. KIT works closely with school administrators, teachers, couselors, and support staff while trying to lay a solid foundation. We try to instill values that will provide an unlimited and bright future for each child we touch.
The early years are the most important in a young child's life. The images they see and the voices they hear will more than likely have a lasting impression. KIT also teaches our youth to use athletics and not allow athletics to use them.
PROGRAMS PAST & PRESENT
for over 4 decades Kids In Trouble, Inc. had coordinated a Christmas toy parties for thousands of elementary school children DC, Maryland and Virginia. The tragic drug related death of Maryland University All-American basketball player and KIT program friend Len Bias was a wake up call for college athletics. We established a Cocaine Hot Line for young athletes and children needing help.
We encourage young people to take their education to the next level by helping them to get scholarships to college.
In 1968 Harold & Hattie Bell founded Hillcrest Children's Center Saturday Program in the Shaw/Cardozo community. The program was designed as a tutorial and recreation vehicle for community children.
Washingtonians Willie Wood (NFL) and Dave Bing (NBA) were the first pro athletes to reach back and support the program's efforts.
In 1972 the Washington Redskins became the first pro sports franchise to reachout to the community. NFL MVP RB Larry Brown, All-Pro WR Roy Jefferson,LB Harold McLinton and CB Ted Vactor join the KIT team.
In 1969 KIT founded and coordinated the first ever city-wide elementary school athletic program in the DC Public Schools. In 1970 on Bolling Air Force Base KIT founded and established the first ever Halfway House for juvenile delinquents in the history of the military. The program housed youth from the overcrowded juvenile facilities in the Nation's Capitol.
NBA players Dave Bing, Earl Monroe, Spencer Haywood, legendary college basketball coaches Bighouse Gaines (Winston-Salem State) and John Chaney (Temple University) and CBS Broadcaster Sonny Hill provided out of town camps for the youth.
*Provide opportunities for our children to have a chance to grow up to be healthy, wealthy and wise.
*Celebrate Christmas 365 days of the year.
KIDS IN TROUBLE BENEFACTORS
of the Original Inside Sports reads like a Who's Who in the world of sports, James Brown (CBS), John Thompson (GT), Mike Wilbon (ESPN), Dave Aldridge (TNT), Don King (Boxing) Jim Brown (NFL), Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxing), Tony Page (NFL), Oden Polyniece (NBA), Jair Lynch (U. S. Olympic Team), Darryl Hill (Ist black to attend Naval Academy), Adrian Branch (ESPN), Adrian Dantley (NBA), Earl Lloyd (NBA), Willie Wood (NFL), Bobby Gardner (NFL), Kevin Blackistone (ESPN), Jo Jo Hunter (NBA), Cathy Hughes (Radio and TV One), Alfred Liggins (Radio TV & One),
THE FIRST GAY KID IN TROUBLE COMES OUT THE CLOSET
Antonio football player Antonio as a Kid In Trouble age 4 Antonio basketball player
Standing L-R: George Logan-El--Clarence Edwards--HBell--Judge Alex Williams--Bert Sugar