Salt City Center music to kids’ ears

A small shuttle stopped on in front of Salt City Center on Friday night and 17 children stepped off and excitedly ran to the park.

Ty Douglas, an associate professor at the University of Missouri and one of the center’s leaders and ministers, supervised as the children played in the park before running inside to start choir practice. Salt City Center, located on Fourth Street near Flat Branch Park, opened earlier this year and fully launched in August. Now that Salt City Church has a center, it sends a shuttle to pick up children from different neighborhoods throughout Columbia and brings them to the center for choir practice on Fridays.

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Back-to-school hoops event starts with a slam dunk.

COLUMBIA — Salt City Center converted part of Fourth Street in downtown Columbia to a blacktop basketball court Thursday night, hoping to help students start their semester with a slam dunk.

The ‘Back-to-School Explosion’ is a weekend-long event featuring a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, slam dunk and skills competition.

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Back to School Explosion basketball event is more than a pick up game

COLUMBIA - For the next two nights, Salt City Church will shut down part of Fourth Street for basketball: three on three, three point and slam dunk competitions. 

Salt City Church is hosting the Fourth Annual Back to School Explosion basketball event the first time in downtown Columbia. It runs from Thursday through Saturday.

Pastor Ty Douglas sees it as a game-changer for young people.

He said, “This event is so critical because young people’s lives are in the balance and so, as a faith leader, I’m tired of doing prayer vigils, you know, I’m tired of doing funerals. While you’re trying to make it attractive and appealing, this is life and death stuff there are young people who we’ve seen over the years make different life choices.”

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