Teens Can Sign Up Now to Play Basketball for Free in Windy City Hoops League

3/22/2013
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Boys and girls ages 13-18 can now sign up to play basketball in the admission-free Windy City Hoops program offered at 10 citywide parks.  The spring session begins today and culminates with championships June 1.  Summer session will run June 14-Aug. 24.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the expansion of the program last month, which will now give 3,200 youth opportunities to play year round.  The program will provide a safe environment for at-risk youth throughout the city.

The program now has extended hours so that youth can play Fridays from 7-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 5-10 p.m.

Admission is free.  Youth will visit their preferred location and complete the registration form to participate.

The mayor is enlisting Chicagoans to donate here to reach the $480,000 goal.  Fundraising will support such costs as uniforms, game referees, and other program costs.

Windy City Hoops is available at the following 10 parks:

Amundsen Park (Austin)
6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
312-746-5003

Columbus Park (Austin)
500 S. Central Ave.
773-287-7641

Fernwood Park (Roseland)
10436 S. Wallace St.
312-747-6132

Franklin Park (North Lawndale)
4320 W. 15th St.
312-747-7676

Garfield Park (East Garfield)
100 N. Central Park Ave.
312-746-5092

Hamilton Park (Englewood)
513 W. 72nd St.
312-747-6174

Jackson Park (Woodlawn)
6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
773-256-0903

Kennicott Park (Kenwood)
4434 S. Lake Park Ave.
312-747-7138

Loyola Park (Rogers Park)
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
773-262-8605

Ogden Park (Englewood)
6500 S. Racine Ave.
312-747-6572
 

 

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