Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana will be introducing a multi-level developmental Basketball league, open to all Northwest Indiana youth and families. The league will consist of members and community youth from the Valparaiso, Duneland, South Haven and Portage Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as the Valparaiso Parks Department, and will begin in early January.
 
Historically, Boys & Girls Clubs leagues have operated in-house, with individual Clubs running separate leagues concurrently throughout the year. This new, regional travel league comes in response to high-costs often seen in private travel basketball programs.
 
“We’re trying to challenge the idea that travel sports needs to carry such a high price tag,” said Shire Kuch, Vice President of Finance & Philanthropy, “consistent access to recreational sports is vital to youth development, and this league will help make that possible for all families.”
 
Currently, the league is priced at $50 per athlete, including jerseys and equipment. The league will run from January 2nd through March 4th, with a tournament and championships at each level to end the season.
 
For more information about the travel league, contact your local Boys & Girls Club or call one of the contacts listed below:
 
Valparaiso: Chris Geiger, Athletic Director. 219-462-2182 or [email protected]
Duneland: Natalie Birky, Program Director. 219-926-9770 or [email protected]
Portage: Tommie Billups, Program Director. 219-762-4613 or [email protected]
South Haven: Hannah Raschke, Program Director. 219-759-2565 or [email protected] 
 
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter and Lake County youth for over 60 years. Clubs are open after school and provide great places for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are open during holidays and in the summer. Annual membership is only $40.00. For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact your local Club by calling (219) 764-2582 or visiting bgcgreaternwi.org. Great Futures Start HERE.