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Dining To Donate Fundraiser Kicks off Thursday March 20th

Dining To Donate Fundraiser Kicks off Thursday March 20th


Dine To Donate

Metroball has teamed up with Applebees to fund raise for our youth programs. Through Applebees Community Connections, the Forestville Applebees has agreed to donate 20% of your dine-in bill to the Metroball organization (alcohol is not included in this promotion). In order for your donation to be counted, you must bring this flier with you to the restaurant and be seated.

Metroball Youth Outreach Fundraiser

Date – Thursday, March 20th

Location – Forestville Applebees
3447 Donnell Drive
Forestville, MD 20747

Time – 7pm-10pm (you may arrive at any time within this period)

20% of your total bill will be donated to Metroball Youth Outreach

DOWNLOAD FLIER HERE

SEE YOU THERE!!

Metroball to start hosting AAU Tournaments

Metroball to start hosting AAU Tournaments

After serving the community for 14 years through youth basketball programs & Community events, Metroball sets their eyes on expanding into hosting NCAA Sanctioned AAU Tournaments in the Washington DC area. Plans are being made to to host the first tournament early this Spring.

With the experience of hosting the largest youth Summer Streetball Tournament in DC (The New York Ave Classic) for 14 years, it’s time to go to the next level and host indoor tournaments where college coaches can see the talent that is in the Metro Washington DC area. Not only will the Metroball AAU Tourneys have high School level teams, we plan on having competition from all age groups (2nd Grade – 12th Grade).

Registration will begin soon. Keep checking here for updates.

2014 Metroball DC AAU Workouts

2014 Metroball DC AAU Workouts

AAU team logo




Metroball started it’s basketball workouts last week for returning players and new youth wanting to join one of our AAU teams. This year looks bright with a lot of great talent. Returning as one of our head coaches is Tony Parry, who has taught many of these youth how to play basketball since they were very young. In addition to Tony, Metroball will be adding on at least 4 more coaches to help with the expansion of several of the age groups.

Metroball’s AAU season will officially kick off in March however, we are having workouts and tryouts all through the month of February. Any youth interested in playing for Metroball can contact us via email or phone. The next workout will be on Wednesday, February 12th at Roosevelt HS.

Hope to see you there!!

Metroball feature on Channel 4 News

Metroball feature on Channel 4 News

This is the Metroball Youth Outreach program feature on Channel 4 News:

Ward 7 ANC Commissioner Teams up with Metroball to bring Youth Sports Program to S.E.

Ward 7 ANC Commissioner Teams up with Metroball to bring Youth Sports Program to S.E.

Metroball with Ward 7 ANC

Newly Elected ANC Commissioner Wendell Felder met with Kevin “Moose” Jones Co- Founder of Metroball Youth Outreach to discuss ways the program can impact the youth in S.E. Metroball is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 oragnization that focuses on at risk youth in Washigton, DC. Sports are used as a mechanism to capture the youth’s attention. Metroball is a program that focuses on middle and high school youths which is where a growing number of youths are either falling through the cracks at school or already entangled with the juvenile court system. Metroball’s goal is to break the habits that are leading to trouble or deviant behavior in schools and in the streets.

Metroball programs are FREE of charge to all youth participants. The organization operates solely from fundraisers, grants, and donation.

Metroball DC’s AAU Teams Shine at the MTB AAU Tip-Off

Metroball DC’s AAU Teams Shine at the MTB AAU Tip-Off

Metroball 16u AAU Tip Off 4-7-13


This past weekend, 3 Metroball AAU teams competed in the More Than Basketball AAU Tip-Off in Washington DC. For a small tournament, the competition was very tough. Both of our 16u and 17u teams fought through very tough games and made it to the finals.

The 16u team took the championship with a rematch of against Baltimore Supreme. This team played us twice this weekend (once in pool play and then again in the finals). Metroball won both games by 1pt. Baltimore Supreme had no answer for Anthony Whitney (Roosevelt), who used his height and crafty skill to get to the basket and either score or draw a foul on almost every possession by using the middle of the offense. This was a very good test for our 16u team that lost in the Semi-Finals of the Big Shots tournament the previous week.

The 17u Metroball DC AAU team had some very tough games all the way through the tournament. After a hard game against the MD Trailblazers where it took a last second layup by Marvin Cyrus (to seal the win and propel Metroball to the semifinal game against the Annandale Bulldogs. Annandale surprised Metroball with a sharp shooting display of three point shots. Metroball had no answer for this, but stayed close with gritty play to close the gap to within 1 by the half. After the half, Annandale went up by as much as 17pts but Metroball never gave up. Metroball’s tough defense frustrated Annandale and eventually that frustration caused them to lose control. With only 3 minutes left and still in control of the game, Annandale started to unravel. They received a technical for unsportsmanlike conduct after a made 3pt shot. Then a foul after a Metroball steal. A flagrant foul and double technical foul after another Metroball steal, put Metroball in control. All they had to do was make all of these free throws. Annandale immediately came back down the floor and hit another 3 pointer and fouled immediately. As it turned out, Marvin Cyrus (Roosevelt) was on the free throw line on all of these possessions where he hit 12 straight free throws to put Metroball on top for good. The win put Metroball in the Finals aganst the DC Warriors who have several players that are High school teammates of Metroball players at Roosevelt High School. Today they were on opposite teams and this was another hard fought game. The game went back and forth all the way to the final few minutes when DC Warriors took the lead for good through the strong play of their big men. Metroball DC 17u took home the silver.

The Metroball DC 14u team competed well but the lack of practice showed and they couldn’t get a win. This was their first tournament, so they have plenty of time to work hard and come back strong. On a good note, Sean Riley aka “Mouse” (Don Bosco) played extremely well and because the competition was so tall, he had to play many positions on the court. Mouse was the high scorer and rebounder in all three games. The 14u’s will be ready to go when they compete in the Suburban Coalition Spring League which starts on April 20th.

Metroball Program Video

Metroball Program Video

Here is a video of our tournament and program.

Metroball Needs Your Help!!

Metroball Needs Your Help!!

Metroball Donation Poster


The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the United Way Campaign have officially kicked off. The Metropolitan Basketball League (Metroball) has been approved as a charity to receive donations through these two campaigns.

With the tough economy, our main source of grants was forced to discontinue distribution of funds. As a result, we have limited sources of income to continue our programs. Please consider donating to the Metropolitan Basketball League so that we may continue serving the youth of Washington D.C.

For more than a decade, the Metropolitan Basketball League (Metroball) has been a very positive force in the lives of over 500 youths each year in Washington D.C. With After School Basketball Skills Camp/Fitness programs, youth Amateur Athletic Union Basketball Teams (AAU), and our 10 week Youth Summer Basketball Tournament (the New York Ave Classic), we strive to promote a positive, productive, and safe social community through the use of sports and team dynamics.

A tax deductable donation can be made directly to the organization or through:

1) Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – #25822

2) United Way – #9836

Every Donation Makes A Difference!!!