Man 2 Man’s Got Game!


Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:43 AM

So on Friday, August 3rd, Man 2 Man made an appearance at Oakland’s Midnight Basketball event and had a great time mentoring the youth, ages 16 to 26, who played that evening.

The format was a little different than expected because it started early, at 7:30pm, and ended at 1:00am. But the turnout was great and Stewart Perrilliat lead two workshops, where the topics of the responsibilities of men, fatherhood, and respecting women were explored.

The young men were very receptive and openly expressed their feelings and opinions, but due to the tight schedule there was only about 20 minutes to engage with them at each session so the message was a bit condensed, although still well-received.

Even so, the experience was inspiring, giving Man 2 Man some ideas on how WE want to move forward and the format we may want use for our own upcoming events. And we want to thank Kevin Grant for the opportunity to work with these young people who are in serious need of guidance. Midnight Basketball is held at JAMTOWN and Laney College, in Oakland CA and is sponsored in partnership with the Oakland Police Department.