“Choose Not to Lose” teams up with Greater St. James Church to host youth basketball league


A new youth basketball league is coming to Evansville. The Evansville Police Department’s “Choose not to Lose” program will be teaming up with members of the Greater St. James Church to bring the “Difference Makers Youth Baksetball League” to the church recreation center this summer.
This league will be “basketball with a purpose”. Members of the church and police department will be working together as basketball coaches. They will also be working together as “life coaches” for the players. There will be discussions on issues facing today’s youth before each game. The goal is to encourage positive choices and to provide positive role models to the players.
There will be a middle school and high school league. All incoming middle schoolers and high schoolers are able to sign up. The sign- ups will be at the Greater St. James Church at 484 S. Governor on the follwing dates: Tuesday June 11th, Thursday June 13th, Tuesday June 18th, and Thursday June 20th. There will be a “draft” after the sign-ups are complete. The fee to particiapte is $10 and the players receive a jersey.
More information can be obtained by calling Tom Pore from the church at 425-7771 or by contacting the EPD at 436-5744.