NBA great and Kansas Sports Hall of Famer, Antoine Carr will be the featured celebrity coach during Storytime Village’s Hoops 4 Literacy, a charity basketball game aimed at combating low literacy for children in the Wichita community, Saturday, October 22nd, 6pm at the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas, 2400 N. Opportunity Dr.

Learn more about the rest of Children’s Literacy Festival activities.

Carr is a retired  NBA star who got his start at Wichita Heights High School and Wichita State University. He will be joined by former NBA Clippers player, Taj Gray, who will also serve as a team coach. Carr and Gray will host a celebrity meet & greet at 4:30-5:30pm prior to the game.

Many underserved Kansas children are lacking the quality literacy tools to help them succeed in school and in life. Providing children with access to books helps to increase their reading achievement. Storytime Village will collect children’s books for underserved children at Hoops 4 Literacy. Admission to the game is free with the donation of a children’s book.

The players in the game are community leaders that are using their influence to help bring awareness to the issue of children’s literacy. The roster includes: 

Juston White, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas                    

Suzy Finn, Young Professionals of Wichita

Sheriff Easter, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office

Renaire Palmer, Fundamental Fitness

Sherdiell Breathett, Real Men, Real Heroes

Jonathan Long, Urban Professionals of Wichita

Jawanza Poland, American Basketball Player

David Gilkey, Rise Up for Youth- DYWTLOD

Lavonta Williams, City of Wichita- Vice Mayor

Larry Burks, Wichita Branch NAACP

Milt Doughtery, The Independent School 

Akeam Ashford, KWCH 

 Hoops 4 Literacy will take place at The Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas, 2400 N. Opportunity Dr., on October 22nd at 6pm with a celebrity meet & greet beginning at 4:30pm. The event is a part of the Kansas Children’s Literacy Conference & Festival for more details about the festival visit We hope you will choose to help us in our efforts to host a fun event that will bring awareness to the issue of children’s literacy while collecting books to help underserved children have great futures. 


Storytime Village, Inc. is a Kansas based children’s literacy nonprofit organization. With the support of parents and the community we inspire underserved children to read by providing them with free books and literacy resources. We recognize that, for children, books open doors to opportunities, new worlds and experiences, and overall build their self-esteem. For that reason, we strive to give every child in Kansas an opportunity for a better future through literacy. For more information about our programs and events visit or follow us on Facebook, twitter or Instagram.

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