Program Components

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Basketball

Youth and young adults ages 16-25 play in weekly basketball games held between the hours of 9pm and 1am. Players are assigned to one of 12-16 teams and play in two divisions. Each team is comprised of 10 players and one coach.

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Free Food

A series of food trucks provide free food to players and spectators each night. Players and spectators receive a food ticket upon entry to the gym that is redeemable for one free meal.

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Player Workshops

Each week, players participate in a 1-hour life skills workshop before their game. Workshops are intended to connect players to local resources that can assist them outside the league. Workshop topics include employment, legal services, community violence, and financial literacy.

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Player Statistics

Graduates of Tech Exposure and Access through Mentoring (TEAM), a local program degined to mentor youth through sports analytics, track box-score statistics for players in each game and upload player statistics to the league website.

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Resource Fairs

Each 8-week league hosts two resource fairs – one focused on employment and one open to all community resource providers. Organizations host booths on an open court and connect with players and spectators throughout the night.

Lyft Rides

Players and their familes have access to Lyft rides to and from Soldiertown free of charge. Players request rides through the TeamSnap app, and league staff use the Lyft concierge service to schedule and pay for rides.