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TEXARKANA, Ark. — A local organization is rounding out is Juneteenth celebrations Saturday with a basketball tournament.

The Scholars are hosting the Terry Rogers Basketball Tournament at 9 a.m. at Washington Community Development Center, 1900 Marietta St.

“The monthlong Juneteenth celebration is to, first, expose and educate our youth on the historical events that took place in order for us to enjoy the many freedoms we have today,” said Chiquita Burks, president of The Scholars.

The tournament will feature 3-on-3 games, live entertainment by DJ Hollygrove and other activities. Participants must be at least 18 years old, with a registration fee of $50 per team.

Nachos hot dogs and pickles will be sold at a concession stand.

Tournament prizes include $2,400 for the first-place team; $1,200 for second; and $600 for third.

The tournament is a tribute to Terry Rogers.

Rogers was born in the small city of Epps, Louisiana, outside of Monroe. He is the oldest of four siblings and the only boy.

Rogers’ parents relocated the family to Texarkana when Terry was 5. He attended Carver Elementary School, Booker T. Washington High School, and Arkansas High School, where he graduated in 1972.

Burks said parents trusted Terry with their children because they knew that he tried to create a safe haven for “kids to be kids.”

Rogers worked for several years with the Boys and Girls Club.

“If you’ve had any interactions with Terry then he definitely left a positive mark on your life,” Burks said. “The legendary Terry Rogers is our town hero.”