If You Build It…They Will Come

Ribbon Cutting at Key Middle School (00000002)

Batter up!
Houston, Texas – The Stacey and Bo Porter SELF Foundation celebrated with ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the newly constructed baseball field at Key Middle School. When baseball season begins next spring, the students at Francis Scott Key Middle School will be running the bases of their new baseball field. The Stacey and Bo Porter SELF Foundation in partnership with the Fondren Foundation donated the construction and support for the field.

“Part of our mission is facility improvements, and this is a step in that direction, “said Bo Porter, co- founder of SELF which stands for Sports, Education, Lifeskills and Faith.
It’s fitting that we celebrate today, on the date of the All Star Game, with this new facility, and perhaps one day we will have our own All Star from this very field,” stated Key principal, Joseph Williams.

SELF Foundation co-founders, Stacey and Bo Porter along with Board and Advisory Committee members Cathy Brock, Charles Cade, Shaye Henderson, Nancy Hughes, Gloria Walker; HISD Board of Education President Rhonda Skillern-Jones; Key principal Joseph Williams; and, teachers, coaches, students and supporters, attended the ceremony on Tuesday the 14th. Students were eager to get on the field and play ball.

The afterschool programs offered by the SELF Foundation are designed to facilitate the development of youth in underserved communities, to help them mature as a whole person physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually, with the goal of improving and enhancing the overall success of the community.

“This baseball field will be a vehicle that will help their development,” said Porter. “Team sports are always a great avenue for kids to learn discipline, hard work and getting along with other people and sportsmanship. The field will be open to the entire community for recreational and competitive games.”