Kings and Queens Rise co-ed youth basketball league launches

By June 11, 2018News

Youth from the eight Black Child Legacy Campaign neighborhoods came together at Encina High School in Sacramento on June 9 for a jamboree to tip-off the Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Basketball League. A partnership of the Black Child Legacy Campaign, the Build.Black. Coalition and the Sacramento Kings, the league seeks to interrupt violence by providing an opportunity for young people to engage in intercommunity sports, while providing a caring and positive environment with community building, sportsmanship and resources for health and safety. The eight-week season includes weekly tournaments hosted in a different neighborhood each Saturday, and will culminate in a day-long tournament on July 28 at Golden 1 Center.