For Immediate Release
June 06, 2012
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston’s Chief of Human Services/Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ (BCYF) Executive Director Daphne Griffin are pleased to announce that the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL) is currently accepting registrations for teams to compete in the 43rd annual summer season, for individuals who wish to be placed on a team and for youth interested in the Pee Wee program. The registration deadline is Friday, June 22nd.
The BNBL season officially begins on Monday, July 2nd. Teams must register by June 22nd. There is a $10 registration fee for teams to participate in BNBL. Registration forms can be downloaded on-line at www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf, picked up at BCYF’s Recreation Center at Madison Park (55 New Dudley Street in Roxbury) between the hours of 12 noon and 7 p.m., or picked up at any BCYF community center. The league will end on Friday, August 24th after the conclusion of all playoff games.
BNBL also includes a FREE Pee Wee Developmental program for boys and girls ages 6-10 is offered at the Gallivan Community Center in Mattapan, the Roslindale Community Center and the Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury. This program teaches young players the basics of basketball in a fun and non-competitive setting. Space is limited and spots can be reserved by calling the centers directly.
The Boston Neighborhood Basketball League is the oldest municipal basketball league in the country and serves over 3,000 young men and women in four divisions: Pee Wee, 13 and under, 15 and under, and 18 and under. BNBL is played at sites all over the city at various BCYF community centers and local parks. For more information please call or e-mail the League Co-Director, Woodley Auguste, at 617-635-5206 x103 or Woodley.Auguste@cityofboston.gov.