Late night basketball league returns for spring session

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FORT WAYNE — The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League will return for its spring session.

The program runs from 8 -11 p.m. each Saturday evening Feb. 16 through May 4. The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Sponsors are the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Police Department, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Papa John’s, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, and Parkview Health.

The league focuses on providing teens and young adults with a positive, structured and safe environment while exposing them to much more than basketball.

Fort Wayne UNITED is a Mayoral initiative that places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, under one umbrella. It is designed to answer the call to enhance opportunities, advance youth advocacy and help create a safer city for all, but more specifically for black men and boys. By bringing together a group of passionate and committed leaders, the initiative will educate, inform and engage the community in an effort to make positive change one neighborhood at a time.

Fort Wayne UNITED’s vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.

For more information, visit www.FortWayneUNITED.org.