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Texarkana Panthers

Texarkana, AR

  • Sports & Fitness

The Texarkana Panthers mission is to create a winning organization that makes a positive impact in the Texarkana Region.

What inspired you to get into the business you are in today?

I attended high school in Waldo, AR were I played basketball and baseball. I had dreams of playing professional into I got hurt while serving in Iraq as a soldier. I receive a B.S in Business Management from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. I am currently employed as a Logistics Analyst. My dream were to own my own professional team and thanks to the ABA I am able to do just that. I look forward to this journey in bringing a professional basketball team to Southwest Arkansas.

How do you define success for yourself and for your business?

How do I define success? I define success when every county within the Texarkana Region is impacted by the Texarkana Panthers. We are allowing young men and women a chance to live out their dream in professional sports. We strive to set a standard of integrity, honesty, and professionalism by providing high quality programs while empowering and developing the future leaders of tomorrow.

How would you use the FedEx SMB Grant money to make a significant impact on your business and/or on others?

If awarded this grant we will build our very own arena to bring jobs to the Texarkana Region. We, Texarkana Panthers, will bring seminars throughout the year to bring awareness to our veterans and military personnel. In addition to this we will bring awareness to such causes such as HIV Awareness Night, High School and Middle School Night, Military Appreciation Night, etc. We will also incorporate job fairs and different community events for the Texarkana Region

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