Monday, July 7, 2008
Skid Row Basketball League Begins Second Season
The Skid Row 3 on 3 Street Basketball League opened up its Second Season on Saturday at Gladys Park. This season the league will field 10 teams in the men's division. Along with the men's division the league will have its first season for women. They began play with two teams.
According two General Jeff, the Director of Marketing, opening day was an outstanding success. The games were excellent and there was a great turn out of spectators to watch the athletes perform. He was particularly pleased with the assistance of the Skid Row Photography Club for helping out with "Media Day" events by taking photographs of the players and conducting interviews as well.
This was a special day for me as it was last year that Eric Richardson gave me the opportunity to write about the Skid Row 3 on 3 Streetball League in his blog, Blogdowntown. That opportunity started my blogging career. I do not get a chance to cover as many events as I would like because of my work schedule. I was glad that I could cover this one. It afforded me the opportunity to see how far Skid Row has come in its community groups and empowerment efforts by dedicated citizens.
Please come out and support the Skid Row Street Basketball League. The quality of basketball is high and the atmosphere uplifting. The league will be playing every Saturday for the balance of the summer months.