Registration to Open for Nighttime Basketball League Held in Communities throughout Providence
April 26, 2018
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Department of Recreation and the Providence Police Department today announced the open registration period for the 2018 Midnight Basketball League, which promotes healthy competition and aims to improve community relations through evening recreation opportunities for young men and women.
“We’re excited to bring Midnight Basketball back for a fourth straight year,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “We continue our commitment to recreation and to finding positive and safe outlets for young adults throughout the city. I thank all the partners who make this program successful and look forward to another great year.”
Open registration for young adults ages 18 years and older who would like to participate in the Midnight Basketball League will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 11AM-2PM at the Department of Recreation at 11 West Drive, Providence, RI 02904. Registration is free for Providence residents; a $25 fee will be assessed for non-Providence residents who would like to participate. Registration is granted on a first come, first-served basis for a maximum of six teams per league, per location. Teams must maintain a minimum roster of eight players to be eligible.
“As we approach our fourth year of the Midnight Basketball program, we have already witnessed what an outstanding resource it has been to motivate and encourage city youth to stay active during the summer months,” said Colonel Clements. “Having this program available also allows participants to gain a sense of teamwork and sportsmanship while at the same time deters them from becoming involved with violent or criminal activity. We thank Mayor Elorza and our partners in the Recreation Department for supporting this extremely beneficial program within our community.”
Games will be played every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6PM, 7PM and 8PM beginning on July 10, 2018. Men’s league games will be played on the outdoor basketball courts at Davis Park, Bucklin Park, Fox Point Park and Davey Lopes Park with alternate indoor locations in case of rain. Women’s league games will be played indoors at the Sackett Recreation Center. The championship games for both leagues will be held at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The 2018 summer Midnight Basketball League is provided through a partnership including the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Recreation, the Dunkin Donuts Center, the Providence Police Department, RI State Police and Partnership for Providence Parks.