8:19 PM / Sunday August 14, 2022

17 Jul 2015

Youth basketball players shoot hoops against bullying

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
July 17, 2015 Category: Oasis Posted by:

Youth from 8 – 17 Years Old Enjoy a Basketball Challenge “Playing to Win But Playing Respectfully.”

On Friday, July 24, 2015 and Saturday, July 25, 2015 the Northwest CommUnity Coalition for Youth (NCCY) partnering with Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS), Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL) and Bringing Everybody Together (BET) will host the 4th Annual “Hoops Against Bully-ing” Basketball Challenge and Youth Conference. This exciting event will take place at Arcadia University located at 450 South Easton Road, Glenside Pennsylvania. It will feature young people, girls and boys, from the ages of 8-17 representing leagues and teams from around the city playing the game of basketball competitively and respectfully, using skill and expertise rather than intimidation or harassment to win.

As we all know the element of bullying has permeated our schools and many other places where young peo-ple are gathered in Philly and elsewhere. We hope that through this effort we can show that even though “Playing to Win,” respecting others and good sportsmanship are paramount. By providing a forum that celebrates Anti-Bullying, positive achievement, and working together to achieve a goal we can help strengthen the most powerful entity in our communities, Our Children.

“Hoops Against Bullying” is above all: respect, sportsmanship, team work, and leadership. These are all key characteristics to building character and confidence – key qualities that help counteract bullying behavior. In a recent NCCY survey one eighth grader stated that they simply want peace. What is their definition of peace? “Somewhere there is no violence and bad stuff doesn’t happen.”


“Hoops Against Bullying” will be jam packed with resources, workshops, college tours and many other items of interest to young people, parents and families.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News


The 2022 Dell Music Concert Series: a review

August 14, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: The incomparable Gladys Knight entertains crowds at the Dell Music Center’s...

Week In Review

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery, the parents of Ahmaud Arbery, address...


The value of culturally competent care: How centering health equity can improve quality and lower costs

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Daniel Sanchez  BPT By Daniel Sanchez Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Health...


Mastriano, Pa. nominee, cuts short interview with 1/6 panel

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Doug Mastriano, speaks at an event on July 1, 2022, at...

Color Of Money

Three ways to protect against social engineering attacks

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT The foundation of all human relationships is trust. But our tendency to...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Guacamole with White Peaches

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’? Apple Tea What’s Cookin’?: 7...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff