PILSEN — The Resurrection Project's summer basketball league is back for another season to keep kids active and the community safe.
From 4-8 p.m. each Friday, The Resurrection Basketball League sets up shop at a different block in the neighborhood. The league's season kicks off today.
The goal of the basketball league is to promote peace by bringing a positive activity to public spaces that are considered hot spots for violence, said Diana Pando, community outreach coordinator.
"Community ownership is an important component in reducing violence in our communities," Pando said.
• July 10: 21st Street, 2200 W. 21st St.
• July 17: Barrett Park, 2022 W. Cermak Rd.
• July 24: Racine Avenue, 1900 S. Racine Ave.
• July 31: Cullerton Street, 1600 W. Cullerton St.
• Aug. 7: Baraga Park, 2434 S. Levitt St
• Aug. 14: Jungman School, 1746 S. Miller St.
• Aug 21: Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St.
• Aug. 28: El Zócalo, 1818 S. Paulina St.
The Resurrection Basketball League is free and games are open to all youth. Soccer and volleyball games are also offered.
After the games, food will be provided to youth and their families.
The league, part of the city's Hoops In the Hood Initiative, is supported by the Pilsen Family Task Force whose mission is to create a healthy family-oriented community.
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