On Saturday, December 14th “The Three Doctors,” Sampson Davis MD, Rameck Hunt MD, and George Jenkins DMD, hosted a Holiday Health Basketball Benefit in partnership with Franklin BOE from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at FHS.
Clubs from across the district and individual Franklin students, as well as organizations from outside the Franklin area were invited to compete in the Positive Peer Pressure Challenge. Students showcased how they strove to give back to others and presented to the Three Doctors their original ideas of service. Winning students received Laptop Computers or Visa Gift Cards. All participants received a Jordan backpack as a consolation prize.
Franklin High School contenders included, FHS Amnesty International, REBEL, and STFL. Independent student winner, Elias Wambugu, created an app called Bubble, which allows students faced with anxiety or other mental health issues to anonymously contact a mental health professional. Guests watched a friendly basketball between two teams comprised of The Three Doctors and foundation supporters, including FHS Vice Principal, Mr. Solomon, and FMS Vice Principal, Mr. Plummer. Face painting, a photo op with the Black Panther, life sized Connect Four, and snacks were also provided.
The foundation stands on the premise that “Our Children Can Not Aspire To Be What They Can Not See.” This fits with the mission of The Three Doctors Foundation: to inspire and motivate youth through education, to achieve leadership and career success in their community through the formation of positive peer and mentor relationships. The remarkable story of the doctors is detailed in their bestselling books, “We Beat the Street” and “The Pact; Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream” and their third book, The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect With Their Fathers (Riverhead Books; a member of Penguin Putnam, Inc.).