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ABOUT HOOPS AFTER DARK:

THE CITY OF CLEVELAND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NBA CLEVELAND CAVALIERS IS HOSTING HOOPS AFTER DARK, A SIX-WEEK BASKETBALL LEAGUE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR MALES 18-26 YEARS OLD THAT IS PART OF MAYOR JUSTIN BIBB’S COMPREHENSIVE VIOLENCE PREVENTION STRATEGY.

THIS INITIATIVE HAS RE-IMAGINED THE FORMERLY SUCCESSFUL MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL PROGRAM BY USING SPORTS AND WRAPAROUND SERVICES TO CREATE COMMUNITY, OFFER CUSTOMIZED INTERVENTIONS AND MITIGATE PARTICIPATION IN CRIME.

HOOPS AFTER DARK PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP AN HOUR BEFORE EACH GAME. THE WORKSHOPS INCLUDE A VARIETY OF TOPICS SUCH AS JOB READINESS, FINANCIAL LITERACY, GUN SAFETY AND MORE. PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO BE CONNECTED TO SERVICES THAT SUPPORT OPTIMAL WELLNESS IN THE AREAS OF EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH.

THE BASKETBALL FORMAT WILL INCLUDE NBA-STYLE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS TRYOUTS, A DRAFT, A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AND OTHER CELEBRATORY EVENTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 216-664-2326 

AGES:

MEN AGES 18 - 26

OPEN TRYOUTS:
CUDELL NRRC

JUNE 27th

8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

ZELMA GEORGE NRRC

JUNE 29TH

8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED TO TRYOUTS FROM:

ESTABROOK NRRC, GUNNING NRRC, GLENVILLE NRRC, FREDERICK DOUGLASS NRRC, THURGOOD NRRC, AND FAIRFAX NRRC

PARTICIPANTS MUST ARRIVE AT TRANSPORTATION SITE BY 8:00 PM

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE AND RECREATION CENTER.

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