The Safe Haven West Side Basketball League – Champions Division

Organization: The Safe Haven West Side Basketball League – Champions Division


Location: PS 163 — The Alfred E. Smith Schoo, 163 West 97th Street, New York, NY 10025 (Between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves.)

Dates: Saturdays, December 3, 2011 thru March 24, 2012

Times: Depending on age group


Ken McGrory: (917) 592-9665

Rhonda Havre: (Write “Special Needs” as subject) (718) 671-8442

Now in its 13th season, the Safe Haven West Side Basketball League’s Champions Division welcomes players with developmental, social and emotional disabilities and their families in a warm, welcoming environment of active fun.

“Division manager Ken McGrory and administrative manager Rhonda Havre have created a dynamic program—from the first teaching clinics to the end-of-season celebration—carefully designed to adapt to the needs of each participant. The program has succeeded in strengthening participants’ confidence, attention and social skills while developing their athletic abilities.”

The Champions Division consists of approximately 90 participants from all five boroughs within three sub-groups:

Rising Stars – ages 5 to 10

Juniors – ages 11 to 15

Seniors – ages 16 to 25

“Group assignments are determined by various factors—size, ability, social concerns—and are mutually agreed upon by coaches and parents.”


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