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Get ready for the RVA Holiday League for Safer Streets on Thursday, December 14, 2017 starting at 5:30 p.m. The inner-city basketball league will be held at the Celebration Church and Outreach Ministry located 5501 Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond, VA. The family basketball game finals and championship is free and open to the public featuring a live dj, CAFE and toy giveaway. Brought you by Rebirth of Men and Women, S.A.N.I.T.Y, Project Give Back to Community, R4F and the MAYA Foundation.

Playing in the finals: Summer league champions The Richmond Kougars vs Southside Baller Team and TKO vs Hotchkiss

Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor created this program while in custody at Greensville Correctional Center. Abdu was released from the DOC two years ago and had been working on getting support for the program. He knocked on the right doors of Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham and Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr, they both were interested and supported the effort promoting public safety with a goal to end violence in our city. We are promoting life-skills and values workshops. No gunshots!

RVA League for Safer Streets is on a mission to provide educational and organized recreational activities that enable Richmond’s young adults to engage in building life-enhancing skills and values. The basketball league starts July 11, 2017 and runs through August 15, 2017. The league will be played at Hotchkiss Field Community Center located 701 E. Brookland Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays with workshops occurring prior to the games.

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Live Basketball Action, RVA Holiday League For Safer Streets was originally published on kissrichmond.com

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