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One Summer in Back of the Yards

  BYNC launched Hoops in the Hood on Saturday, July 8th with a registration event at the Back of the Yards College Preparatory. Former Chicago Bulls player, Dave Corzine gave tips and pointers to the young players. The DePaul basketball crew, LISC Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the 9th District Police were there in support of […]

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Hoops in the Hood Registration and Basketball Camp

What: Hoops in the Hood Registration and Basketball Camp When: Saturday, July 9 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Where: Back of the Yards College Prep High School, 2111 W. 47th Street For info, contact Berto Aguayo, 773-407-2603

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Building future basketball champions

Annual program teaches teamwork, builds community Last Saturday, July 12 all hands were on deck for the Hoops in the Hood program in Back of the Yards. Four local teams have signed up so far, representing different organizations and churches from throughout the community, including Holy Cross, St. Michael’s, Chicago Police Kids and Kops and […]

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Five Week Basketball Tournament Ends

The summer season is perhaps the most important time of the year for the Back of the Yards. For many youth, this is their time to relax, hang out with friends and have fun. It is also a time where safety and community involvement is needed to deter the increased crime rates that coincide with […]

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Hoops in The Hood Season Begins (PHOTOS)

Residents come together when neighborhood blocks become basketball courts Friday July 12 marked the beginning of the fifth annual Hoops in the Hood summer basketball tournament. Several organizations from The Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods formed teams to play in a five-week friendly competition. “Hoops in the Hood” is organized by the […]

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More Than Just Basketball

Hoops in the Hood program promotes social responsibility, teamwork and community building Hoops in the Hood, a summer-long program that helps youth stay active and away from gang violence, is now back in 12 Chicago neighborhoods including Back of the Yards, Little Village and Pilsen. The summer basketball league brings together residents and youth in […]

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Hoops in the Hood Returns

The traveling basketball tournament returns to Back of the Yards and surrounding communities Designated neighborhood blocks will soon close down in various communities around the city, making way for the annual Hoops in the Hood, a traveling basketball tournament aimed to deter youth from gangs and drugs while promoting a healthy lifestyle. This year, Back […]

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Basketball Could Prevent Violence

By Jaime Ruvalcaba, 8th grader at  James Hedges Elementary Basketball programs in our community benefit the youth from different parts of our neighborhood. This year, my friends played for the St. Michael the Archangel team at the 3rd Annual Hoops in the Hood Tournament. The basketball games were great; two well-organized teams played against each […]