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BNBL now registering teams for summer play

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston’s Chief of Human Services/Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ (BCYF) Executive Director Daphne Griffin are pleased to announce that the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), presented by Reebok, is currently accepting registrations for teams to compete in the 44th annual summer season. Individuals who wish to join a “wait list” to be placed on a team and youth interested in the Pee Wee Development Program can also register. The registration deadline is Friday, June 21st.

The BNBL season officially begins on Monday, July 8th. Teams must register by June 21st to avoid a $25 registration fee. The fee will be charged to teams who register after that date. Registration forms for team registration and individual “wait list” registration can be downloaded on-line at http://www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf. The league will end on Friday, August 23rd after the conclusion of all playoff games.

BNBL also offers a FREE Pee Wee Developmental program for boys and girls ages 6-10 is offered at the BCYF Gallivan Community Center in Mattapan, the BCYF Roslindale Community Center, the BCYF Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury and Quincy Street Play Area in Dorchester. This program teaches young players the basics of basketball in a fun and non-competitive setting. Space is limited and spots can be reserved by calling the community centers directly.

The Boston Neighborhood Basketball League is the oldest municipal basketball league in the country and serves over 3,000 young men and women in four divisions: Pee Wee, 13 and under, 15 and under, and 18 and under. BNBL is played at BCYF community centers across the city and at select park locations. For more information please e-mail or call the League Co-Director, Woodley Auguste, at Woodley.Auguste@cityofboston.gov or 617-635-5206 x103.

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