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.