TPOTS was founded in 2007 and is small, non-profit organization in Winston-Salem. Rozita Nelson is a native of Winston-Salem and says she "came home to make a positive impact in the people and community that I love so much!"
|Laila Nur of Greensboro|
Saturday, December 1 2012 was the 3rd Annual "Hoops For Awareness" World AIDS Day Event. The event was held at Carl Russell Rec Center on Carver School Road in Winston-Salem. The main attraction is a friendly game of basketball between the Winston-Salem Police Department and Winston-Salem Fire Department. Entertainment included Carly Williams, who sang Lift Every Voice And Sing (the black national anthem) and the National Anthem. Self-taught guitarist and vocalist Laila Nur provided half-time entertainment, as well as Kayla Hocker, a graduate of Salem College who majored in art/dance.
Piedmont Triad Living arrived to the game at halftime. The score was 27-9 with WSFD ahead. Despite a valiant effort on the part of the Police Department, the Fire Department held their ground and the final score was 62-38 WSFD.
Please also see TPOTS album of the event here.
|The Winston-Salem Police Department rests during halftime|
|photo provided by The Power of T.E.E.N.S|
The Power of T.E.E.N.S offered confidential testing during this event, as well as providing education about HIV & AIDS prevention.
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|The WSFD warms up before the second period|
|Nothing but net|
|WSFD continues to score...|
|Rozita Nelson holds the trophy as the two teams congratulate each other.|
|Louis and Rozita Nelson present this year's trophy to the Winston-Salem Fire Department (photo provided by TPOTS)|