Basketball 4 L.Y.F.E.’s (BB4L) mission is to bring together community leaders and members of the basketball community to improve the lives of youth and families by educating them on BB4L core values: Hard work, Teamwork, Discipline and Dedication to Academic Success.
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September 2, 2014- 3 Phase Mentoring (ages 12-20), after school program that utilizes sports and other activities to connect with the youth, improve academics, and behavior in school. Our after school program will be governed by teen mentors, and guided by adult mentors (Military personnel, college students, community leaders and volunteers). Our program meets at Great Mills High School, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 pm - 9:00pm. All mentors must complete a background check and complete a training conducted by the school. Curriculum will be provided by Jeff Burrell. Sponsorship for snacks is needed. We serve up to 80+ students per night.
December 2014- Hoop 4 the Homeless - Teen Basketball Tournament to raise homelessness awareness. The event will give our youth/teens a chance to help to the homeless with clothes, blankets, and shoes. We will start accepting donation September 1, 2014. Please email Basketball4LYFE247@gmail.com
March 7, 2015 – 4th Annual Education First “Rise to the Challenge”- A weekend basketball showcase/ college fair held at Great Mills High school highlighting the basketball talent of teens and young adults, while educating them on post high school options. At the event, there will be information tables for families, military recruiters, college recruiters, and financial aid tables where students can learn about grants and scholarships. We anticipate 300 people at the event. Community partners are welcome to set up information booths at the event. Send your request by emailing Jeff Burrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer of 2015 - Family vs. Cancer – ages 18 & up- In Honor of Shirley Burrell, Nicole Johnson, Mickey Rice and Will Smith - A 10 week men’s basketball league that will have several partners set up each week to hand out information, set up tables for presentations and videos to educate the community on prevention and treatments for Cancer. Each team will be responsible for sending a representative (player) to speak to students at our after school program on the importance of cancer awareness and prevention.
Grind Time wins 14th Championship
To top off a great year, Grind Time won the Championship at the Kennedy League in Washington D.C., after claiming the title in Charles County earlier in the year.
Community comes together to Sponsor the Southern Bulls Summer program
Demetrius Barnes hit buzzer beater in regulation to send us into over time. Cameron Smith hits a buzzer beaters as time expired in over time to give Southern Bulls their second win of the weekend. Southern Bulls went 2-1 at the Temple Hill's Round Robin
Basketball 4 LYFE, NSBE, NAACP, St. Mary's College of Maryland and Great Mills High School partner up to present - 3 Phase Mentoring
2013 Raise to the Challenge- Education First- Basketball Show Case
Veterans win big, Micheal takes MVP, Grind Time wins over The Washington DC Show Stoppers