Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Power of T.E.E.N.S 3rd Annual "Hoops For Awareness" WSPD vs. WSFD Highlights

The Power of T.E.E.N.S (Teaching Emotional Empowerment Never Stops) was created with a belief that the community as a whole needs to work together to end all human suffering caused by HIV and AIDS.  It is not the individual that will make the difference, a collaborative effort must be made to make a difference.

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.

You can support TPOTS on their website here.

You can also follow TPOTS on facebook.  
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)


  1. Thank you P.T.L.! We're very happy that you could make it out to our event and just tickled pink that you took time out of your lives to post both words and pictures about it!! Peace & Blessing to you!!

    1. It was our pleasure! Power of T.E.E.N.S. is making a difference, and WE appreciate YOU!


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