Friday, July 22, 2016

Youth Summer League Basketball Championship Games to be Held at VCU Siegel Center and Pine Camp

The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will hold its 10th Annual CarMax Summer Basketball League championship games on Tuesday, July 26 at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road and Wednesday, July 27, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 West Broad Street.

The league provides hundred of city children, ages 10 to 17, the opportunity to play organized basketball throughout the summer. The league received a $100,000 grant this year from the CarMax Foundation.

The championship games at Pine Camp and the Siegel Center will be free to the public and events will tip off at 6 p.m. U-14 and U-17 division games will be played on Tuesday at Pine Camp. U-10 and U-12 will be played at the Siegel Center on Wednesday with a special alumni game to be played at 7:45 p.m.

Since 2007, the CarMax Foundation has given nearly one million dollars to restore and expand the department’s basketball courts at Pine Camp, renovate a building on the site for use as a concession facility, and expand league play to include more youth and a wheelchair league.