K-8 Youth Sports League to host Middle School Girls Basketball Championship Game & Jamboree Saturday, Nov. 22

Detroit Public Schools’ K-8 Youth Sports League will host the second annual Girls Basketball Championship Game & Jamboree Saturday, November 22 at Renaissance High School, 6565 W. Outer Drive.

Student athletes from schools including Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts, J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy, Munger Elementary-Middle School, Fisher Magnet Upper Academy, Ludington Magnet Middle School and Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School will compete on Saturday.

Game Schedule:

10 a.m.:           Semi-Final Game, Schulze vs. Clark, co-ed 3rd and 4th grade teams

11 a.m.:           Final Game, Munger vs. Winner of Game 1, co-ed 3rd and 4th grade teams

12 p.m.:           East vs. West, 8th Grade Showcase

1 p.m.:             Middle School Girls Semi-Final 1, Fisher vs. Clark

2 p.m.:             Middle School Girls Semi-Final 2, Ludington vs. Mackenzie

3:15 p.m.:        Championship Game

The K-8 Youth Sports League kicked off September 22 with six athletic programs for the fall season aimed at building healthy bodies for the district’s youngest learners and developing self-confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. DPS’ Fall sports lineup includes the new city-wide “Goal Detroit” soccer league endorsed by Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League). The range of K-8 Fall sports include: Girls Basketball (grades 7-8); Co-Ed Basketball (grades 3-4); Co-Ed Soccer (grades K-5); Flag Football (grades K-2); Boys Tackle Football (grades 6-8) and Co-Ed Golf (grades K-5).

More about the K-8 Youth Sports League

The K-8 Youth Sports League was launched in 2013 as part of the district’s new five-year Strategic Plan, which added programs such as more arts and music and youth sports at the elementary-middle school level. Roughly 2,500 students participated in last year’s K-8 athletic programs. The start date for Girls Middle School Basketball (30 teams district-wide), K-5 Soccer (20 teams district-wide) and Co-Ed Basketball (20 teams district-wide) was September 27. Middle School Tackle Football (seven teams district-wide) and K-2 Flag Football began the week of September 22. For more details, visit detroitk12.org/youthsports or call 313.240.4377.

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