Dribbling for Donations


Article By Megan Hecox

Bobby Polk and Christian Hutchins are two ordinary guys who selflessly set out to help their community by hosting basketball tournaments for local causes. The duo own and operate Top Dog Tournaments, where 100% of the proceeds made gets donated.

On June 9, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament was held at the Mansfield Middle School gym and ended up raking in over $600. The donation was given to Coach Keith Dake and the basketball program with the idea to purchase team basketball shoes. In return, hopefully relieving some of the stress associated with fundraising from the coaching staff, parents, and students in the program.

When asked his thoughts about this generous donation, Dake replied “Individuals and acts such as this are what truly make any program, school or community successful. When you have community members willing to step up and help in such a way, the kids see that support and it makes them work that much harder to not disappoint those same people for their hard work and sacrifice. We honestly can’t thank them enough for everything they have done.”

Polk and Hutchins can be found on their Facebook page, Top Dog Tournaments. Their hopes are to increase sponsors and continue to grow participation numbers for many years to come.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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