The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is back for its spring session.

The program runs from 8-11 p.m. each Saturday evening through May 5. The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Sponsors are the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Police Department, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Domino’s, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, and Parkview Health.

The league focuses on providing teens and young adults with a positive, structured and safe environment while exposing them to much more than basketball.

Fort Wayne UNITED is a mayoral initiative started by Tom Mayor Henry in 2016. Under the direction of Iric Headley and a steering committee of local volunteers, it places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, into one program to provide positive opportunities and hope for black men and boys and make a meaningful difference with an emphasis on listening, input, letting voices be heard, and engagement.

Fort Wayne UNITED’s vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.

For more information, visit www.FortWayneUNITED.org.

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