FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Weaver would like to thank the people of Flint for supporting the launch of the new City-wide Basketball League. Mayor Weaver and Flint’s Director of Community Recreation, Sean Croudy, announced plans for the league last month and the response has been better than expected.
“It’s been really great,” said Croudy. Around 300 youngsters signed up to play, and we divided them into 30 different teams. We’ve got all the coaches and referees on board as well, so we are ready to let the games begin this weekend.”
Games for the City-wide Basketball League will start this Saturday, January 6, 2018, and be held every Saturday for the next 10 weeks.
“There will be eight weeks of regular season play and two weeks of playoffs,” Croudy stated. “We expect this first season to come to a successful end on March 10th.”
Basketball games for middle and high school age players will take place at Cathedral of Faith Ministries on Dupont Street. Games for players in elementary school will be at Eagles Nest Academy located on Cloverlawn Drive. The start time for games at both locations is 9:00 a.m.
“It’s going to be a full day for the kids and everyone participating,” added Croudy. “Everyone is really excited that this kind of activity is happening again in Flint. The kids have been practicing and are ready to play.”
The Flint City-wide Basketball League is being offered to area kids free of charge, due to a partnership between the City of Flint, the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) program, Chris McLavish Basketball (CMB), Cathedral of Faith Church and Foss Avenue. This is the first official basketball league, run by the City of Flint, in more than 15 years.