The Beaumont Athletics Club Saturday hosted the inaugural "Texas Showcase" Basketball Tournament.

All proceeds benefit Inspire Encourage Achieve (IEA.)

The gym at Central High School was packed with participants and spectators for the three-day event which was founded by Landon Ardoin, A 1999 graduate of the "I Have A Dream" program.

The mission of IEA according to the group's web site is to inspire and encourage young people in Southeast Texas to achieve by initiating enhanced educational, rehabilitative, and support services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.