Camden City Basketball League season-ending tournament

The Camden City Basketball League will have its season-ending tournament this Sunday, April 11, at Rutgers University-Camden gymnasium.

Comprising 6-8 grade boys and girls from city schools (St. Anthony of Padua, Holy Name, Sacred Heart, and St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral), the league was started four years ago to give Catholic school students an opportunity to learn the values of sportsmanship, coming together in faith, and staying active.

The league’s first year consisted of four girls’s teams; the following year, four boys’ teams joined.

The four games on Sunday (two consolation, two championship) will cap off a season that started in December.

Approximate game start times are 10:15 a.m., Girls’ Consolation (Holy Name vs. St. Anthony of Padua); 11:45 a.m., Boys’ Consolation (Holy Name II vs. St. Anthony of Padua); 1:15 p.m., Girls’ Championship (Sacred Heart vs. St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral); and 2:45 p.m., Boys’ Championship (Holy Name I vs. St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral).

Free for the student athletes, the league has had to rely on donations from the Camden Diocese, L3 Communications, and the Camden Rotary Club and others to pay for such essentials as uniforms, and gym space.

Parents, guardians, family members, friends, school staff and other supporters wishing to attend on Sunday are asked to bring a minimum $1 donation, to assist in paying for the children’s trophies.

Call the league director Judyann Gillespie, at either 609-202-8470, or 215-901-6398 for more information.

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