On July 23rd & 30th, 2022, Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA) will again host our $10K Youth Basketball Tournament!
Our tournament’s intention is to provide youth at risk of perpetrating or being victims of community violence an opportunity to create positive and healthy connections with adults throughout our city. SHA hopes to use this event as a catalyst initiative to prevent youth violence and exemplify alternative pathways to destructive behavior.
Like last year, throughout the tournament, SHA will facilitate a positive connection to adults within our community by incorporating mini-classes and training in the areas of financial empowerment, health and wellness, and offer exposure to education and job training programs. We also aim to bridge the gap between law enforcement, first responders, and connect participants with different community groups and organizations.
Examples of last year’s tournament community partners are Planned Parenthood, 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Pathfinder Bank, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse Fire Department, OG’s Against Violence, Vera House, Inc., On Point for College, and more.
Opening ceremonies by Executive Director Simmons and others will start at 10am!
Financial Wellness Class
Health and Wellness Class
July 23rd - Ages 13-15
July 30th - Ages 16-19
Music, Free Throw Contest, Food, and Local Vendors!
If you are interested in sponsoring or tabling the event, please contact Kim Jackson at 315.470.4381
Please contact Officer Brandon Hanks at 315.383.3171 with any game questions!