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Boston's best high school basketball players celebrate the legacy of Dr. King at 2nd Annual MLK invitational

January 12, 2015

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), Boston Parks and Recreation, the Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) and the Boston Public Schools, will host the second annual MLK Invitational basketball showcase on Sunday, January 25, at the Tansey Gymnasium at Wentworth Institute of Technology.  These games will bring together basketball’s best from the Boston City League and surrounding area high schools for a day of exciting games while also including a community service component with Boston youth.

The week of January 12th, the competing teams will partner with the BCYF Jackson-Mann in Allston, BCYF Shelburne in Roxbury, BCYF Roslindale, and BCYF Tobin Community Center in Mission Hill to work with young people on art educational projects related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  On Monday, January 12 at 4 p.m., the John D. O’Bryant basketball team will be at the BCYF Shelburne Community Center, and Brighton High School will be at BCYF Jackson-Mann.  On Wednesday, January 14, at 4 p.m., Fenway High School will be at the BCYF Tobin Community Center.  On Friday, January 16, at 4 p.m. New Mission High School and Catholic Memorial will be at the BCYF Roslindale Community Center.

On Sunday, January 25th, the basketball matchups at the Tansey Gymnasium at Wentworth Institute of Technology are:

Girls games:

10:00 a.m.       Brockton vs. New Mission

11:45 a.m.       Newton North vs. O’Bryant School of Math and Sciences

1:30 p.m.         Duxbury vs. Fenway

Boys games:

3:30 p.m.         Wachusett vs. East Boston

5:15 p.m.          Catholic Memorial vs. New Mission

7:00 p.m.          Belmont vs. Brighton

The tournament is organized by the BCYF and Parks Department Recreation staff. The Boston Scholar Athletes Program supports the community service project and supplies t-shirts, and referees. For more information on the games, please contact Billy Sittig, Recreation Program Manager, at william.sittig@boston.gov or at 617-635-5206 x104.