A few months ago, Antoinette Edwards from the Office of Violence Prevention called us to see if we could run a program for African-American and Latino girls focused on basketball. Too often we see black and brown young woman standing on the sidelines while the boys play basketball. We wanted to change that - and build bridges between communities.
So, we are excited to announce a new series focused on getting young women involved in basketball! The CHI Girls Basketball program will host workshops & clinics as well as field trips to see female basketball players in action.
Before we begin spring basketball clinics (stay tuned!), we want to give young women and girls the experience of watching games at the collegiate and professional level. We thought it would be fun this winter to take them to a few local pro and college games!
At each game, the girls will also get to meet players and hear about their stories and how they got to where they are.
Our Winter Schedule:
Saturday, Feb. 4th - Home game at the University of Portland
Saturday, Feb 11th - Home game at Lewis & Clark
Thursday, Feb. 16th - Home game at Portland State
Thursday, March 2nd - Portland Trail Blazers Hispanic Heritage Night
If you know girls who would like to play or be part of the program, contact CHI Manager Yolanda Gonzalez.