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Joshua House hosts summer sports programs for Tyrone community

The Joshua House has several activities for the community this summer, and more importantly, they are for the kids. This summer the Joshua House is trying to pull together a Youth Basketball League for kids in junior and senior high school.
Not only will these kids get to participate in a fun basketball league, but they will receive knowledgeable lessons about teamwork, sportsmanship, and how to interact with each other. One of the many goals that the Joshua House has in mind for the kids is that they want them to learn leadership on and off of the court. Few captains will be recommended or volunteered once on a team, and from there the Joshua House plans to have a “hands on” experience to help teach these kids how to be good leaders.
This league not only will develop good leaders, teamwork, and sportsmanship, it will also be a competitive league where teams will have a chance to win a championship. It is set up so that the kids get an idea of how the game should be played and also having a chance to compete against other kids from the area.
If you have any questions about this summer program for the Youth Basketball League, contact the Joshua House at 684-2032. This league is still in progress, so more support is needed to start this league for the youth.
Nate Verilla has been a part of the Joshua House for a few years now, and he will be directing the summer leagues at Reservoir Park. There will be two leagues this summer, one open league and one 30 and over league which will start on June 4 and 5.
The Men’s 30 and over league will begin on June 4 and run from 5 to 9 p.m. The Men’s Open League will start on June 5 and run from 5 to 9 p.m. as well. These two leagues are open for anyone to join, but the 30 and over league is primarily for people over the age of 30. There are a few spots that need filled in both leagues, so contact Verilla for more details.
“These summer leagues bring Tyrone to life,” Verilla stated. “It is really exciting to see 40 to 50 people gathered around to watch athletes compete every week under the lights. This keeps a lot of people away from the problems that exist in Tyrone and I hope to make these events year-round for the benefit of the community.”