Regrettably, the GDYBL Executive Committee has decided to take a one-year hiatus from hosting the 3 v. 3 Hoops on Fire Tournament in honor of Sgt. William Woitowicz.
Part of what makes this tournament great is the quality with which it is planned and executed. That level of quality requires a few major coordinators in addition to a cast of great volunteers. Despite efforts to recruit volunteers, we were unable to find people willing to take on the coordinator roles.
Our intent is to host the annual event in March 2018, continuing this great tradition.
We are disappointed that we are unable to hold the 3 v. 3 Hoops on Fire Tournament this March, as it has been a major community event for over 10 years. We are hopeful that we will find people who are willing to oversee the event going forward. If you share our passion for this great event and can lead a great team of volunteers, please contact us at email@example.com.
On Saturday evening, the B8 travel team recruited a few friends and went to the Lowell Transitional Living Center to provide and serve an evening meal. After arriving at the center and bringing in carloads of donated food and drinks, the boys met a team of workers to learn about the center and what to expect for the evening meal. Serving mostly homeless and displaced adults, the center provides three meals a day, dorms, emergency shelter, and support programs for those in need. Hearing that there may be up to 150 guests for dinner, the boys quickly got to work.
While a small group of boys assembled salads in the kitchen, most of the boys rolled utensils, poured beverages, plated desserts, and worked together to assign tables. At 5:30 the diners started to arrive. With a Super Bowl theme and many in their Pats gear, the boys offered guests a choice of chili and cornbread, meatball subs, or mac and cheese. For the next hour, the boys worked together taking orders, assembling plates, and filling drinks as diners came, ate and left in waves.
The food was a hit and the boys were gracious helpers. As he was leaving, one guest stood and shouted “Let’s hear it for the kids” as the surrounding tables clapped with their appreciation. Thanks to Robin Tompkins for setting this up, to all the parents for their donations, the drivers, and the boys for their service. It was an evening well spent.
Welcome to the Groton Dunstable Youth Basketball League
We are an organization devoted to providing a positive and supportive environment for kids to learn and play basketball.
We offer two distinct yet complimentary programs – recreation and travel. Rec is open to all (grades 2-12) and all skill levels. Travel (grades 4-8) is more competitive, as teams are selected on a tryout basis. We encourage players to participate in both programs and have structured our schedules so that may happen without conflict. The fundamental aim of each program is the same – skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
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It is our hope that you and your child enjoy their GDYBL experience.