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We’re creating a new kind of basketball league for our kids—of the community, by the community, and for the community.

Mayor Emanuel and NBA legend Isiah Thomas launched a campaign for Windy City Hoops, a youth basketball league that will provide safe alternatives for Chicago students on Friday and Saturday nights in targeted communities across the City.

Basketball programming has a proven impact on providing youth with alternatives to drugs, gangs, and violence. The City’s goal of $480,000 will provide sufficient funding to run a year-round basketball league at 10 new locations that will create 3,200 additional slots, doubling the number of basketball programming hours. Each park will field 8 teams with approximately 10 teens on each roster, and each team will play eight games per season plus four weeks of open gym.

Help us build young leaders on and off the court, Chicago.

How you can help

Donate to Windy City Hoops: http://bit.ly/ChiHoops

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