BCYF and Boston Scholar Athletes Program Hosts Inaugural MLK Invitational Tournament and Educational Projects
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For Immediate Release
January 13, 2014
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Boston Centers for Youth & Families
For More Information Contact:
Sandy Holden

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), the Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) and the Boston Public Schools, will host the inaugural MLK Invitational basketball showcase on Sunday, January 19, at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

These games will bring together basketball’s best from the Boston City League and surrounding area high schools to compete in this inaugural showcase. This year’s matchups for the girls are New Mission High School vs. St. Mary’s at 12:00pm, and Fenway High School vs. Westford Academy at 2:00pm.  The matchups for the boys are New Mission High School vs. Walpole High School at 5:00pm, and Brighton High School vs. Catholic Memorial at 7:00pm.

The competing teams from the Boston City League will also be partnering with the BCYF Roslindale, BCYF Jackson Mann, and BCYF Tobin Community Centers to work with their members on educational projects related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  New Mission High School will be at the Roslindale Community Center on Monday, January 13, at 3:30pm to take part in these projects, and on Wednesday, January 15, at 4:00pm, Brighton High School will be at the BCYF Jackson Mann Community Center and Fenway High School will be at the BCYF Tobin Community Center.

For more information on the games, please contact Billy Sittig, BCYF Program Manager, at william.sittig@boston.gov or at 617-635-5206 x104.


About Boston Centers for Youth & Families

A City of Boston department under Mayor Martin J. Walsh, BCYF offers a range of affordable programs at 35 facilities across Boston including preschool, school-aged and adult education, youth employment, violence prevention and intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. For more information, visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF/

About Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA)

The BSA was launched in the summer of 2009 in collaboration with the City of Boston and Chairman and CEO John Fish of Suffolk Construction with the goal of increasing opportunities for Boston Public School scholar-athletes to achieve academic success through athletics.  BSA Zones are staffed by trained facilitators and offer students in grades 9-12 a place to study, access resources, and receive tutoring for free.  For more information, visit www.bostonscholarathlete.org.





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