Basketball Hoops: A Brief History
Basketball teams are not only important to the lives of their players, but also the communities in which they play.
Basketball has been an important part of our culture and is a powerful part of the fabric of our state.
There is no better way to promote the game than through the sport.
In 2017, more than 1,300,000 students from all across St. Louis County and the greater St. Charles area attended the first St.
Louis Summer League basketball game.
The event also attracted over 1,000 local businesses, businesses, and organizations.
There was so much activity at the event, the City of St. Paul hired the St. Bernard Police Department to patrol the area.
The St. Bernards Summer League has been growing in popularity since 2010 and is currently scheduled to return to the city in 2021.
As the league continues to expand, the St Louis Community Foundation is excited to be partnering with the St Bernard Police and the StLouis Convention and Visitors Bureau to create an event that celebrates the sport of basketball.
As one of the few recreational events in St. Clair County, the Summer League provides a great opportunity for the community to experience the excitement and culture of the sport, including the challenges of competing in a league.
As we continue to expand the StLAC to include more schools and more teams, the events schedule will also change.
In the meantime, there are opportunities to experience this sport and its history by visiting the St Laurence Basketball Association’s website, www.
St. Laurence BAA Director of Athletics Michael F. Satterfield, Jr., said, “The St. Lawrence Community Foundation, with its dedicated efforts in the areas of youth sports, recreation and community building, is committed to growing the St Lawrence Community Basketball Association in a positive way.
We look forward to hosting the StLA in 2021 and are proud to support the StBernards Summer league.
The Summer League is a wonderful opportunity to help promote the sport and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among our youth.”
St. Bridgett Baptist Church, which hosted the first summer league in St Louis in 2016, is celebrating the sport by hosting a community basketball tournament on Thursday, July 29, from 3-6 p.m.
The tournament will feature 16 teams from St. Peters, St. James, and St. Augustine as well as the local St. Michael Church.
The goal of the event is to help the community reach out to the St Bernards to help them reach out and build the St Charles community.
For more information on the event or to register for the event please contact St. Mary’s Church at 410-862-3300 or St. Mark’s Church in St Charles at 314-869-3555.