Teen Basketball League
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Teen Basketball League showed tremendous growth this year compared to the 2010-2011 season. Last year the league barely had enough players to form four teams. This year the league was easily able to compile five teams. The five teams are broken up as follows: three teams from the Boys & Girls Club location on Haywood Road, one team from Johnston Elementary, and one church team from Hendersonville, North Carolina.
The league is open for teens who attend a local high school, who are not members of a high school basketball team, and are between ages 14-18. In order to keep our fees low, we dropped our league fee from last year’s amount of $30 to only $20. The basketball games are held twice per week on Thursdays and Saturdays.
The League remains successful due to the following sources of income: the $20 league fee, the profit made from the cover charge to the games ($3 for adults, $1 for students, and no charge for children five and under), and the profit made from concessions.
Asheville has few organizations that cater to teens, offering a safe environment for hanging out and doing homework. The Boys & Girls Teen Basketball League provides a safe environment for kids to come experience fellowship with other kids their age and play a sport they love. The program keeps kids off of the streets and out of trouble. Without the partnerships with those in the community and the support from the kids and their parents, none of this would be possible.
We will also field a baseball team this spring for children ages 9-11. Call 828-255-0266 ext. 204 for more information.