2013 Girls’ Basketball Extravaganza a Great Success

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The first event of the 2013-2014 Playworks Massachusetts girls basketball season was ushered in over the weekend thanks to our friends from the Northeastern University's Women's Basketball team. This year our kick-off extravaganza was held at Cabot Center, the home of the Women's Basketball team. This event brought 100 4th and 5th grade girls from 33 partner schools together to learn and practice basic basketball skills while drumming up excitement for the upcoming season. In the spirit of inclusion, players were randomly placed into groups as they arrived, giving each girl an opportunity to play, learn and laugh with students from other schools. Our wonderful volunteers from the Northeastern's Women's basketball team led six skills stations. These volunteer coaches got everyone’s heart pumping by passing, shooting and dribbling while cheering and high-fiving. 

One common theme that was recited throughout the day by everyone were the three Playworks league rules: Respect the Game, Play Hard and Have Fun. There are lots of ways for you to join in the fun. This year, our leagues are sponsored by the Massachusetts American Heart Association. Come to games to get your heart pumping and share ways you stay active and healthy with our students. If you’d like to learn more about our girls basketball league, volunteer to referee, or attend a game and cheer on the teams, please call the Playworks office or email Program Associate Marcus Johnson mjohnson@playworks.org.

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