News & Events: Present and Past

Honoring the Unsung Heroes of Indian River County

On February 2, as part of Black History Month, Dr. Eddie Robinson, Ms. Felecia Brown, and the School District of Indian River Count came together to honor past and present African American law enforcement officers. Crossover Mission members and staff came out to show support for this important community event.

2021 Christmas Parade - December 4th

Crossover members and staff gather and prepare to be part of the Crossover float for the Annual Christmas Parade.

 

Crossover Middle School Team VS Hobe Sound

At 2 pm on Sunday, November 7 at Gifford Middle School, the Crossover Middle School Team scrimmaged with a team from Hobe Sound.  Many parents, friends,  Crossover staff, and volunteers were present to support our players. This game presented a tough challenge. According to Coach Antoine, “this experience served as a reminder that player development must take precedence over the need to win all of the time. We must continue giving Crossover players an opportunity to gain experience, and these types of games not only provide motivation to play but also, to improve team strategies. Overall, it was a good opportunity and learning experience for both teams.”

 

Indian River State College Blue VS Gold Game

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Crossover players and coaches travelled to the Indian River State College main campus in Fort Pierce to participate in the Annual Blue VS Gold game. This showcase scrimmage includes both boys and girls basketball teams. Other events included a dunk challenge and a 3 point contest. Mason Powell, Tirrell Baskin, Ekklesia Anderson, Laylah Dawkins, Rhyanna Sears, and Anastasia Headley all participated in an additional skills challenge — a 30 second demo performed for the spectators.

 

Crossover Girls Inaugural Leadership Conference Hosted by the Vero Beach Equestrian Club

From Saturday 11 am through Sunday 1 pm, October 23-24, 2021, Crossover girls gathered for their first Leadership Conference hosted by the Vero Beach Equestrian Club. Crossover Conference Leader Neal Watkins, along with Crossover staff, led participants through challenges designed to break new ground, reach new heights, develop a personal and team identity, and choose to be leaders. An afternoon of team-building activities to improve communication, creative thinking, problem solving, and trust was followed by professionally guided interaction with the horses. On Sunday morning the girls learned to groom, tack, and saddle the horses in preparation for their actual riding experience. Professional staff and Equestrian Club members provided expert riding guidance and support.

New Crossover Basketball Court Floor Installed

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Crossover Mission board members, staff, student players, and volunteers gathered to assemble and lay down the new gym floor. In the near future, the new Crossover Center at 4425 US Highway I in Gifford will serve as the practice and event location. Academic support will continue at the downtown location until the completion of Phase 2 — the Crossover Academic Center, which will utilize the second floor of the new facility.

Crossover Connection June 2020

Crossover Connection June 2020

Crossover Training is Going Mobile Home Grown Retreats Dear Friends, Crossover is working harder than ever to stay connected with our kids. We are not satisfied with limitations and will not allow our student-athletes to slide backward academically or...

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2019 Crossover Unity Award

2019 Crossover Unity Award

Coaches Larry Staley and Libby Page  Coach Staley and Coach Libby are an inseparable duo in the Gifford community. For the past 30 years, they have helped raise generations of Gifford young people.  I had the opportunity to sit down with these two remarkable men to...

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5th Anniversary Celebration

5th Anniversary Celebration

Thank You! Thanks to you, our loyal generous donors, our 5th Anniversary Celebration was a complete success! It was truly a night to remember from the glamorous entry, to the dribble routine and dance performed by our Crossover students, to the speeches by Cathy,...

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Crossover at the 2018 Vero Beach Christmas Parade

Crossover at the 2018 Vero Beach Christmas Parade

Crossover Mission participated in the 2018 Vero Beach Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1, 2018. It was a beautiful night full of high energy and holiday cheer "Florida style". With light up basketballs, blinking glasses and t-shirts that glowed in the dark, the...

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Giving Tuesday- November 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday- November 27, 2018

This #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018 Crossover Mission will celebrate helping the kids who need us most! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to...

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2018 Crossover Kings AAU Tryouts

2018 Crossover Kings AAU Tryouts

Come try out for one of our AAU Teams! 5th grade and under Date: November 4, 2018 Time: 3:00-4:30 Location: Gifford Middle School 10th grade and under Date: November 11, 2018  Time: 3:00-4:30 Location: Gifford Middle School   Crossover helps the kids who need us...

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Come try out for the Crossover Kings!

Come try out for the Crossover Kings!

Sunday, March 4th, 2018 3-4pm Age 10 & under 4-5pm Age 11-14 5-6pm Age 15-18 Sunday, March 11th, 2018 3-4pm Age 10 & under 4-5pm Age 11-14 5-6pm Age 15-18 TRY OUT LOCATION:  Gifford Middle School Gym, 4530 28th Court, Vero Beach 32967 FOR MORE INFORMATION,...

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Building Our Future Together

Building Our Future Together

On Monday, February 26 at 11:30 am, Crossover Mission will be hosting its third annual fundraiser: Building Our Future Together. The event is being held in The Oak Harbor Ballroom. Jack Kemp, 9/11 World Trade Center Survivor, will be the keynote speaker telling his...

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