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2014 New York Ave Classic Results

2014 New York Ave Classic Results

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR CHAMPIONS!!


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION

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CHAMPIONS – 6th Man Warrior

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RUNNER UP – One On One

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

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CHAMPIONS – Tyler House

RUNNER UP – Trojans

JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION

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CHAMPIONS – BMOFly All-Stars

RUNNER UP – Tyler House

VARSITY DIVISION

CHAMPIONS – Showstoppers

RUNNER UP – BMOFly All-Stars

COLLEGE DIVISION

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CHAMPIONS – Young Kings

RUNNER UP – Perry Street Pride

Metroball Celebrates Summer Meal Program with Honored Guests

Metroball Celebrates Summer Meal Program with Honored Guests

 

Metroball, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Meet The Press Moderator David Gregory, and City officials Celebrate the DC Summer meals Program - PRESS RELEASE

2014 New York Ave Classic Playoff/Finals

2014 New York Ave Classic Playoff/Finals

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Here are the playoff brackets for the 14th Annual New York Ave Classic. Games will begin Friday, August 1st from 5-8pm and finish on Saturday, August 2nd.

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THE FORECAST CALLS FOR A CHANCE OF RAIN BOTH DAYS, PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES FOR THE MOST RECENT UPDATES AND/OR CANCELLATIONS.


2014 BRACKETS

Elementary School Division

Middle School Division

Junior Varsity Division

Varsity Division

College Division

 

Metroball’s 16u AAU Team Takes a Bite out of The Big Apple

Metroball’s 16u AAU Team Takes a Bite out of The Big Apple

Last week the Metroball DC 16u AAU team competed in one of it’s most challenging tournaments so far this year, The Rumble in The Bronx. Most of the games were held at Baruch College in Manhattan with so many great teams from all over the country. The first game was late Friday night against the LI Lightening. We got a late start on the road from DC because many of the players had finals to take. After being stuck on traffic for most of the way up there in the rain, we barely had time to stretch. It showed as we lost the first game by 1 point against a great shooting team.

After a good night’s rest, we were in for a full day of games. The first game was against Team Scan. Metroball’s Larry McCann (#3) helped our team to jump out to a 25 point lead with his sharp 3-point shooting. Team Scan made a strong run towards the end of the game but Metroball DC still went away with the win. The next game wasn’t until late in the afternoon, so it was time to take in the sights of the city. None of the players have been to NYC before so this was a true experience for them. We were able to fit in sights on the Bronx, Harlem, Mid Town, and Lower Manhattan. Read More

Metroball DC AAU Teams Shine at PV Spring League Tournament

Metroball DC AAU Teams Shine at PV Spring League Tournament

 

Metroball DC 9th Grade Team

Metroball DC 9th Grade Team

Metroball DC 10th Grade Team

Metroball DC 10th Grade Team

Congratulations to 3 of the Metroball DC’s AAU teams for their great play in the Potomac Valley Spring League. The 8th Grade, 9th Grade, and 10th Grade boys teams made it to the championship games after a hard fought season of league play against some of the DC area’s best teams. The 10th grade team only lost one game all spring at Potomac Valley while the 8th and 9th grade teams struggled early on but finished strong late in the season to earn a spot in the Championship.

Even though the only victory in the championship came from the 10th grade team, all 3 teams played very hard and represented well. As an organization, this marked the first time that Metroball has had 3 teams finish so strong in league play. Look out for these teams and the newly formed Metroball DC 10th grade girl’s team as they play throughout the summer season.

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 Program Video

Metroball Program Video

Here is a video of our tournament and program.

Metroball and Honored Guests Celebrate DC Meals Program – Press Release

Metroball and Honored Guests Celebrate DC Meals Program – Press Release

Join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Meet the Press Host David Gregory, the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, and D.C. Hunger Solutions to Celebrate the DC Free Summer Meals Program at MetroBall’s Youth Summer Event

 Contact: Sara McGovern, smcgovern@frac.org, (202) 640-1089

Washington, DC – Join the District government agencies that help support the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program, along with D.C. Hunger Solutions, to celebrate the success of the program and its second year of serving meals on Saturday at various meal sites, including MetroBall’s 14th Annual New York Ave Classic Summer Youth Basketball Tournament, on August 2 from 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM.

Watch MetroBall youth partake in a skills challenge with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Meet the Press host David Gregory, and State Superintendent of Education Jesús Aguirre. Acting Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation Dr. Sharia Shanklin will also be in attendance.

 What/Who:    Photo/B-roll opportunity and media availability: Secretary Duncan, David Gregory, Superintendent Aguirre, and Acting Director Shanklin will join with Metroball participants and speak on the importance of the availability of healthy wholesome meals year-round, especially during the summer and its impact on children’s ability to learn, play and grow.

 When: Saturday, August 2, 2014  12:45 PM to 1:30 PM

12:45 PM: Opening remarks and basketball skills competition with Secretary Duncan, David Gregory, and Superintendent Aguirre

1:00 PM: Lunch, remarks and awards

Where:           New York Avenue Playground –  100 N Street, NW  Washington DC 20001

 School is out for summer, but hunger does not take a break. Fortunately, the DC Free Summer Meals Program helps 23,800 children and teens each day have access to free lunches at more than 320 sites throughout the city. Summer meals sites are now open on Saturdays at select Department of Parks and Recreation Centers, DC Public Library locations, and community-based organizations.

MetroBall’s Annual New York Ave Classic Summer Basketball Tournament, a new Saturday meal site this year, thanks to the sponsorship of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, feeds more than 120 youth a healthy meal on Saturdays throughout the summer. Fueled with nutrition, students focus on positive reinforcement, trust building and achieving their goals with the aid of coaches and instructors and the support of the Metropolitan Police Department.

The D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is a U.S. Department of Agriculture Program, administered locally by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Each summer the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors more than 200 sites.

The District of Columbia continues to rank first in the nation for reaching low-income children with summer meals. According to Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation, an annual analysis by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), 23,868 low-income children received summer meals on an average day in July 2013 — a substantial increase of 10.9 percent from the previous summer. Summer meals reached 57.9 students for every 100 low-income children who got school lunch in the 2012-2013 school year, outpacing that national rate of 15.1:100.

Throughout the District, summer meals programs provide children and teens with healthy meals, and academic enrichment, keeping them safe and engaged, and preventing summer learning loss.

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