Rel Taylor did it again! For the second straight year, Jeril Taylor lead his team (Black team) to the Peace League Tournament Championship, winning the Tournament MVP award.
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BTAG would like to first thank all the players for participating and buying in to the Peace movement. We'd also like to thank our partners No More Red Dots for the opportunity. Special thanks to Kentucky State University for sponsoring admission materials and participating in Kentucky State University Day. Thanks to our outside resources and professionals that came and spoke and set up booths: Kentuckiana Works for placing three people with jobs, Republic Bank for educating our participants on credit building and new homeowner programs. Special thanks to Michael Romaine with Northwest Mutual for providing information on financial planning, Jefferson County Public Schools Adult Education for information about completing courses, and our youth groups for attending Youth Day at the Peace League. A huge thanks to current and former overseas NBA professionals for taking part and enhancing the competition and excitement of the league. We'd also like to thank our media partners: Alpha Media B96.5 and KY SPORTS.
Last but not least thanks to all the professionals and groups that provided resources and information for those that were in attendance and participating throughout the league. You all helped make it truly Bigger Than A Game.
We've had 10+ current or former overseas basketball pros, a current NBA player, and 60+ former or current student athletes sign up and participating in the league this season. We also have neighborhood street-ball stars and some amateurs who enjoy playing in a peaceful atmosphere. Participants as well as spectators have enjoyed some of the off-the-court benefits of the Peace League including job placement, adult education opportunities, financial planning advice on how to improve credit scores, buy a home and secure life insurance.
Peace League 2018 will tip off in May and we're looking to build our roster! This year's league will run from May through July and will be held at the Old Male High School Arena at the intersection of Brook and Breckinridge Streets. If you're competitive, want to have fun and meet new people, join our Peace League!
A new mentoring program in Louisville has helped more than 100 young men achieve personal and professional goals via basketball.
The Peace League, a program sponsored by Bigger Than A Game and No More Red Dots, targets young men from Metro Louisville to participate in a basketball league to promote neighborhood peace in a safe, and non-threatening environment.
The 6-week league and postseason tournament was held at the Neighborhood Place in Louisville's Portland neighborhood and the show-stopping games drew large, standing-room only crowds.
Not only did the participants play basketball, they were linked with mentors who provided resources for college scholarships, job placement, as well as financial and life-insurance planning.
Five of the Peace League participants were offered opportunities to try out for local college basketball teams, and one young man signed with a top-level professional team in Germany.
Several officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department attended the Peace League games, which helped to support BTAG's mission of community service and athletic enrichment for our youth and young adults.