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2014 New York Ave CLassic – Week 4 Schedule

2014 New York Ave CLassic – Week 4 Schedule

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Here is the schedule for week 4 of the New York Ave Classic.  Due to many teams and players traveling out of town to AAU Tournaments this weekend (including our own Metroball DC Team), we made the schedule very short.  Many teams requested a bye for this week.  We will be back strong again next week and especially the week after.

On August 2nd, we are planning to have a large event and possibly some special guests to the tournament.  Stay tuned for details.We would like to thank all of you for supporting this event each week.

Playoffs begin on Friday evening, August 8th
Finals will be on Saturday, August 9th

NOTES:

  • We offer free lunch from 11:30am – 1:30pm for everyone 18yrs and under (Courtesy of the DC Free Meals Program)
  • Free Books for all ages are available on the table outside the Basketball Court (Courtesy of the Walker Jones Librarian)
  • We are working to get free school supplies for our participants before the end of the tournament – Stay Tuned

14th Annual New York Ave Classic Kick-Off – June 28th

14th Annual New York Ave Classic Kick-Off – June 28th

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Last week, the 14th Annual New York Ave Classic Summer Basketball Tournament was scheduled to begin but, was postponed because of the wet conditions on the court. So the official Kick-Off has been moved to Saturday, June 28th. This just intensifies the anticipation a little bit longer as this year’s tournament is slated to be the largest one yet of all 14 years.
There are many returning neighborhood favorites like Tylerhouse, Uptop Ballerz, and The Trojans as well as, Last year’s champions Bowie Believers and BMoFly All-Stars. Another strong team, SMD Heat has now changed some of their teams over to 6th Man and are putting their teams back in the Classic. Last year they had some very strong teams in the younger brackets.

Sponsors this year include Shoe City, One on One Basketball, Tyler House Assoc., D.C. Department of Recreation, ANC-5E, and Metropolitan Police Dept. 5D.

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.

Metroball Needs Your Help!!

Metroball Needs Your Help!!

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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!!!

Metroball feature on Channel 4 News

Metroball feature on Channel 4 News

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