The Toad Suck Lions have scheduled tryouts for their charity game with the Harlem Ambassadors.
The Lions will field a team of players and celebrities to play the Ambassadors in a fundraiser basketball game, sponsored by the Conway Noon Lions Club, on Feb. 16 on Cliff Garrison Court at the Hendrix Wellness and Athletic Center.
The Conway Lions are seeking both skilled and "fun" players, both men and women, for the team. Tryouts will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 17, at Reddin Fieldhouse at of Central Baptist College. The tryouts will be conducted by legendary coaches Cliff Garrison and Don Dyer and former Arkansas Razorback Marvin Delph. Interested players in trying out should contact Gary McAllister, 329-6872 (firstname.lastname@example.org); Garrison, 733-2022 (email@example.com); Dyer, 327-0301; Marvin Delph, 519-6526.
The Ambassadors, composed of former college players, is a traveling team that plays games against local celebrity teams to raise funds for civic clubs and charities. They offer fast-paced, family entertainment characterized by fun antics and slam-dunks.
Players selected, both men and women, to be a "Toad Suck Lion will represent all of Conway and the Conway Noon Lions Club, and help fund various Lions projects both locally and internationally. Proceeds from the special event will provide countless benefits to the visually impaired throughout the world. The local club purchases purchase eyeglasses for children and adults in need; collect used eyeglasses for recycling; partner with Mid-South Lions Sight Service for eye surgeries; and support Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County, Lions World Services for the Blind in Little Rock, Arkansas Eye Bank and Laboratory, Leader Dog, Lions Diabetes Center, and Bookcase for Every Child.