Kickball game brings community together

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Kids of all ages, races and backgrounds gathered for a simple game of kickball Saturday morning at the ball fields at Knox Street.

Cameron Rice, who organized the event, said he wanted to do something that could bring the community kids together.

“I grew up in the inner city in Huntsville,” Rice said. “I had a chance to go over to Knox Street and see what was going on and people were telling me there was not a lot to do there. So that sparked me and Quentin Wright to get together with Dan Smith (director of Parks and Recreation) to get the resources to make this happen.”

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Wright said the event was a huge success despite being put together at the last minute.

“We had close to 100 people or more there if I’m not mistaken with people form the community and volunteers,” Rice said. “We got a lot of good feedback so hopefully this is a start to something. What we wanted is to bring people together regardless of race or economic background, to not worry about those things and just focus on unity and teamwork together.”

Rice said he wanted to get more feedback from the community on what they would want to do before planning the next event.

“We don’t really know yet exactly what we want to do, but we’re hoping to do something to bring the community together more, not just at Knox Street, but in the whole community of Troy. What’s huge is not just doing things in the community, but doing what they need and want.”