That’s a wrap! The David Glasser Foundation’s First Youth Basketball League culminated on March 9 with Championship games between 12 teams at Cesar Chavez High School.

The David Glasser Foundation partnered with Laveen Youth Sports to offer the basketball league to more than 90 kids aged 12 and under. Each week the teams were cheered on by friends, family, volunteers, and Phoenix Police Officers. This final week, teams were awarded with participation medals or a championship trophy, along with ice cream from the Phoenix Police Department ice cream truck and pizza donated by Peter Piper Pizza.

The purpose of the league is to create an opportunity for youth to engage positively with law enforcement, as well as develop skills such as team work, dependability, and integrity – all of which were evident in the gym today.

“Laveen is growing and we need quality organizations like the David Glasser Foundation to offer programs for our youth to participate in,” said Mark Bernall, II, father of Jazz player Mark Bernall, III, and volunteer coach. “The kids are having a blast and I really feel Dave’s spirit. We are playing for him. I’m looking forward to watching this grow each year,” he said.

The David Glasser Foundation and Laveen Youth Sports will be offering another basketball league beginning in September of this year. Look for more information soon!