Joe League Basketball
COPS AND KIDS HIT THE COURTS AGAIN! The Joe League Basketball program is back
Jun 14, 2018
Members of the London Police Service are going back to court, the basketball court that is! Joe League Basketball, a seven-week basketball program for kids from London Middlesex Housing, is back. After an eight-year hiatus the program for 13-to-15-year-old teens that offers the opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills while learning the game of basketball. This program offers an hour of basketball camp followed by an hour of league play at no cost. They also receive busing and team shirts. The league was originally named after Father Joe Nelligan and ran for more than 15 years. Father Nelligan believed strongly in giving kids a hand-up, rather than a hand-out. He helped put kids on the right track by inspiring and teaching them. The Joe League is funded in part by the Joe Nelligan Fund, which was set up by Joe Kool’s and is contributed to by staff. The funds are used to support kids’ activities, including the Joe League Basketball program. Other supporters of this year’s program include London Middlesex Housing Corporation, London Police Association, Crossover Basketball Camp, Carling Heights Optimists, Oakridge Optimists, Byron Optimists, the Optimist Club of North London, Source for Sports, City of London, Dominion Lending, Langs Bus Lines, Spartan Nutrition and Erika Friesen Design.