Playworks Massachusetts Difference Maker

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A’lece Mark, a junior at Northeastern University and captain of the women’s basketball team, took an active role in volunteering for Playworks Massachusetts this year. With her large passion for the game of basketball and desire to give back to the Boston community, A’lece volunteered to help run and organize a Girls’ Basketball Extravaganza for 33 Playworks schools in Boston and Lawrence. The event brought more than 100 fourth and fifth grade girls from 33 partner schools together to learn and practice basic basketball skills while drumming up excitement for the upcoming season. The extravaganza got everyone’s heart pumping by passing, shooting and dribbling while cheering and high-fiving.

As a result of her volunteer efforts, many of these girls have now been exposed to the game of basketball and a college campus. This event would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of A’lece. Playworks Massachusetts is grateful for A'lece's commitment and dedication to the girls’ basketball season this year.

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