First Annual Soaring Kidz Basketball Tournament to Raise Money for Special Needs Youth Sports in Houston

Hosted by Rafail Insurance Agency

​​​​​​​Soaring Kidz’s Charity 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be hosted by the Rafail Insurance Agency. It will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Houston’s First Baptist Church located on 7401 Katy Freeway. All proceeds will go to Soaring Kidz to assist in their mission of affording all children and teens of varying abilities the opportunities to experience joy, pride, and freedom through recreational and sports activities regardless of their physical, social, or mental challenges. 

“The Rafail Insurance Agency is honored to found the first-ever Soaring Kidz Charity Basketball Tournament,” stated Mark Rafail, President of The Rafail Insurance Agency. “We hope to raise awareness so children with special needs can have a gym that they can call their own. With the funds raised, we hope that Soaring Kidz can house such an amazing facility one day.”

Several sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $500-$5000, with donations of any kind warmly accepted. For those wanting to participate in the tournament, team pricing is $225, individual pricing is $75, and spectator pricing is $25. The winner of the tournament will receive $500 in gift cards and a goodie basket. 

Started by founder Mina Iskander, Soaring Kidz is a grassroots organization with the mission of helping special needs children have the joy and freedom to play sports. While Soaring Kidz currently rents gyms to host their events and keep costs low for parents, the organization plans to eventually purchase their own facility and expand its staff. All donations and sponsorships are pivotal in carrying out the Soaring Kidz mission, with partnerships being greatly valued. Current programs include basketball, soccer, gymnastics, t-ball, taekwondo, art for all, and golf. 

About Soaring Kidz

Soaring Kidz is an organization serving youth with varying abilities in the Greater Houston area. Children and teens in the program are from all walks of life who experience the daily struggles of life-long challenges associated with physical, social, and/or cognitive disabilities. Soaring Kidz was established in 2008 with the belief that all children regardless of ability should have access to recreational, group, and individual exercise to maximize each child’s potential for movement. Current programs include t-ball, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, basketball, Parent & Me classes, and more. Soaring Kidz would like to encourage everyone to feel free to join them for their next program or event! Learn more at

About Rafail Insurance Agency 

Created in 2009, Rafail Insurance Group is one of the top 1% of Farmers agencies in the country. Family owned and operated, this full-service, award-winning insurance agency is run by Mark and Sylvia Rafail. With a commitment to a service-oriented approach, Rafail Insurance Group specializes in commercial, residential, life, group health insurance, and more. The Rafail Insurance Agency is the only insurance agency tailored to realtors, mortgage lenders, apartment leasing agents, financial advisors, and auto dealers. Rafail Insurance Group takes great pride in their community involvement, supporting local events and organizations such as the Houston Egyptian Festival, the Houston Half Marathon, Crime Stoppers of Houston, local schools, police, firefighters, and more. To learn more, visit, or contact via phone at 713-429-1790.

Media Contact 

Mark Rafail

Rafail Insurance Agency

Office: 713-429-1790

Source: Soaring Kidz


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