In conjunction with the Dynasty Project, we successfully hosted another season of our annual summer basketball league, We Run as One! From July 8 to August 12, we held games on Saturdays for 4th – 8th graders to play with their peers, culminating in a final tournament. Participants this year included students from our regular basketball partner schools, P.S. 1, P.S. 2, P.S.42, P.S.130 and Lower Manhattan Community Middle School. This year we hosted 16 teams with 200+ students!
Our volunteer coaches, many of whom coach throughout the school year, teach students to love the sport and build self-confidence. They also help foster sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication. During the school year, students receive additional basketball training through inter-school scrimmages we organize. Players from each site compete together in teams at these basketball tournaments; our students definitely learn a lot about basketball and from our coaches!