Nashville Hosts Youth Basketball Tournament

Nashville's Police Activities League sponsors a youth basketball tournament.

Nashville is gearing up for an exciting event aimed at fostering community spirit and youth engagement through sports. The city is hosting its second annual city-wide basketball tournament for youth ages 10-13. This event is proudly sponsored by the Nashville Police Activities League and marks a significant effort to connect the police department with the community in a positive, supportive environment.

The tournament is scheduled to take place tomorrow, starting at 8 a.m., at the gymnasium of McGavock High School. It promises a day filled with athletic competition and community bonding. The format for the tournament is double elimination, ensuring that all participants get a fair chance to compete and showcase their skills. Community engagement teams from seven of the police department’s eight precincts have been actively recruiting young individuals to participate in the tournament, with the exception of the downtown Central Precinct.

However, the event is not just about basketball. Attendees can look forward to a variety of additional attractions including food stands, a “Touch-a-Truck” opportunity, and bounce houses, making it a family-friendly event. Moreover, numerous officers will be on-site to interact with the kids and their families, further nurturing the relationship between the police force and the community.

For more information about the tournament, including the event flyer and details on how to participate or attend, please visit the Nashville government website at 2024 Citywide Basketball Tournament – Flyer.

This basketball tournament represents a meaningful initiative by the Nashville Police Activities League to engage with the youth of Nashville in a positive, constructive environment. It’s an exemplary model of how sports can be used as a bridge between the police and the community, promoting values of teamwork, respect, and mutual understanding.

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