Flint is revitalizing a county wide youth basketball league for the first time in 15 years.

The announcement was made earlier this week, that for the first time in more than a decade, Flint will be building a youth basketball league.

This may come as a surprise to most, considering that Flint is considered a basketball mecca. There have been privately sponsored youth leagues in the area for years, but nothing that was put on by the city.

The new league is made possible through a series of partnerships including Chris McLavish, owner of CMB and Flint ReCAST. Flint ReCAST stands for Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma.

Sean Croudy is the new Director of Community Recreation in Flint, and hopes that the league is just the start. With the participation of Foss Ave Baptist Church and Cathedral of Faith Church, he hopes that the life lessons go far beyond basketball.

Sponsors have made it so that participation in the league is free for kids but space is limited. There will only be two divisions, with 8 teams in each division. The divisions will be made up of third to sixth graders, and 13 to 17 year old students. Games start on January 6th.

Today is the last day for children to register. You can register at the Cathedral of Faith Church from 2-6pm today. If you have any questions, call Chris McLavish at 810-553-8079 or Sean Croudy at 810-449-6380.

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