July 29, 2016 -Holyoke, Mass- The 2016 Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative Summer Basketball League sponsored by Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni and the Holyoke Shannon Initiative will be hosting the league’s 2016 Championships Friday night.
The Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Imitative is a partnership between local, state & federal law enforcement; city & state government; civic & human service organizations; faith based organizations; members of the business community; education providers; property managers; and residents coming together with a goal to create a safe, healthy & economically viable neighborhood through information sharing, referrals and community efforts in the South Holyoke neighborhood.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I would like to thank all of the coaches and volunteers who make this possible. By providing an environment for our young people, to be safe and stay healthy, you are creating a positive impact on them now as well as a positive experience they can carry with them into adulthood.”
The summer league engages young people in the middle school to high school age levels. The league provides a safe and structured environment for young adults during the summer while school is out.
The League is made possible by dozens of individuals from the community who coach and administer the league as well as hundreds of young adults who participate.