Future Talent Basketball League empowers kids

A summer basketball youth league with a special mission is kicking off its first full week. The Future Talent Basketball League gives over 1,200 kids

The Future Talent Basketball League gives over 1,200

The Future Talent Basketball League gives over 1,200 kids a chance to play and learn from some of the area’s best players.

BRONX - A summer basketball youth league with a special mission is kicking off its first full week.

The Future Talent Basketball League gives over 1,200 kids a chance to play and learn from some of the area’s best players.

The league is free, but in order to join every player has to write a 300 to 500 word essay. This year’s topic was health. Last year, players had to write about bullying.

Local basketball legend Shane Woney founded the league five years ago as a way to create a safe and positive environment for young people.

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