Registration Open for Co-Ed Basketball Leagues

BGC-logo-newParents who are looking for a fun way to keep their children active and healthy this winter can register now for the co-ed basketball leagues offered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County units in Portage and South Haven.

Registrations are accepted at the South Haven Unit (723 Long Run Road, Valparaiso, IN) and at the Forrest L. “Dusty” Rhode Portage Unit (5895 Evergreen) between 3:30-8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration is open until December 13, 2013. Early registration is encouraged as divisions do fill quickly. Players will enjoy equal playing time, develop their skills and make new friends.

Co-ed basketball league fees are $30.00 for the 6-7 year old division, $35.00 for the 8-10 year old and $40.00 for the 11-13 year old divisions. There are a limited number of available spots for each age division. League fees include a reversible team jersey and a medal awarded at the end of the season. All players must also have a Club membership. Boys & Girls Club of Porter County offers affordable memberships for $35.00 per year. Financial aid for membership and athletic league fees are available for those who qualify. Volunteers are needed for coaching positions. Individuals interested in coaching can contact Donavan Haugstad, Portage Program Director, at 219-762-4613 or Bryan Krieg, South Haven Program Director at 219-759-2565. Coaches are required to successfully complete a background screening and attend a mandatory Coach’s meeting.

For more information about the co-ed basketball league, please call the Portage Unit at 219-762-4613, the South Haven Unit at 219-759-2565 or visit

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter County’s youth since 1971. The Clubs provide high quality programs for nearly 5,000 boys and girls promoting academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles.

For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit Great Futures Start here.