Mayor’s Night Hoops Program Continues to Keep the Youth Safe

Mayor’s Night Hoops Program Continues to Keep the Youth Safe

Mayor Quinton Lucas continues the longstanding tradition 

Summer is officially here and that means Mayor’s Night Hoops, Mayor’s Night Nets and Club KC are back. Mayor’s Night Hoops is continuing to help prevent youth violence in Kansas City. The grand kick off is June 16th at the Southeast Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

“I am proud to see the return of Mayor’s Night Hoops, bringing engagement, activity, and fun to young people in our community,” said Mayor Lucas. “We look forward to welcoming hundreds of kids, teens, and young adults to our community centers, so that they can have a safe place to enjoy themselves and meet valuable mentors. I cannot wait to play basketball again with our young people and excited to see our ongoing investment in our young people—the real way to build a strong and safe community for the future.” 

What are the Mayor’s Nights Programs? 
Mayor’s Night is comprised of two sports- Night Hoops and Night Nets- that provide secure, night-time, summer activity for youth at KC Parks community centers and facilities. Mayor’s Nights are not your standard athletic programs. They also include a mandatory education component requiring each player to participate in a series of classes such as A.C.T. preparation, job training and life skills. Additionally, all participants must maintain strict adherence to program rules of play, punctuality, and general behavior.  

A social component, Club KC, provides the opportunity for youth to gather in a secure, yet fun, environment on the weekends throughout the summer. 

Night Hoops is one of Mayor’s Nights’ longest running programs since 1992. Night Hoops has a standing history with several great basketball players from Kansas City that have benefited from this opportunity on and off the court. 

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Media with questions may contact Lanè Johnson at lane.johnson@kcmo.org