HALO to Host Inaugural 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Jefferson City, MOHALO’s latest effort to help our community’s most valuable asset is underway. The first annual HALO HEAT 3 versus 3 Tourney happens Thursday, June 2nd in downtown Jefferson City at Central Bank’s Financial Center on Miller St. HALO HEAT is a boys AAU Basketball Team that provides structure, teamwork and camaraderie for at-risk youth. 

“By relying on each other to accomplish their goals on the court, the young men of HALO HEAT learn lessons for the rest of their lives,” said HALO Founder and CEO Rebecca Welsh, a Jefferson City native. “Often, they’ve experienced abuse, neglect and homelessness. HALO HEAT is their team, where they come together to succeed. It’s a remarkable program that creates real results for their self-esteem and overall direction in life.”

The Tournament is open to any team, ages 14 and older. The event includes a special half time shootout, a “grudge” match between Central Bank and Jefferson Bank teams, prizes and entertainment.  Individuals and businesses are encouraged to put a team together. Participants can also simply fundraise for HALO HEAT or donate without participating in the tournament. To sign up or find more information, visit haloworldwide.org/HEAT. All proceeds benefit HALO HEAT Basketball.


HALO believes every child should have the foundation of a family. Since 2005, HALO has provided love in the form of housing, healing and education to heal homeless and at-risk children. Featured in the Moroccanoil INSPIRED film series, “American Spirit” of CBS Evening News, “Heroes Among Us” and “25 Women Changing the World” of PEOPLE magazine, “The Today Show,” and Variety Magazine, HALO serves nearly 3,000 children and supports 11 programs around the globe each year. It has Learning Centers and Housing programs in Kansas City, and Jefferson City, Missouri, and art programming in New York and Portland. HALO also supports orphanages and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico and India. Learn how Love Heals at HALO and help one more child spend one less day alone at www.haloworldwide.org.