As part of a new City of Annapolis initiative focusing on children, family, and community, Mayor Michael Pantelides is inviting local male surrogates and fathers to be team leaders both on and off the basketball court.
The program, Family Hood Scores!, utilizes the Annapolis public school cluster and combines competition and education by creating basketball teams that will compete in two conferences, for ten regular season games and participate in a half time information session each game. The half time sessions are designed to give specific knowledge on topics including health, finance, employment, housing, voting, safety and other timely topics.
“This is a successful program that Ward Three Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles developed and organized in 2006 but the program was not continued,” Mayor Pantelides said. “Because the program has so much promise, I am confident it will benefit families in our nine elementary schools, two middle schools, Annapolis High School and alternative schools.”
A general information and expectation meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 8 at the Eastport Terrace-Harbour House Recreation Center, located at 1014 President Street in Annapolis, .
Players on the 13 teams must be a male surrogate or father of a child attending a public school in the Annapolis cluster. A 14th team will be added and will be composed of new dads with children in pre-school and younger.
All games will be played at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, located at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis, the Eastport Terrace-Harbour House Recreation Center, located at 1014 President Street in Annapolis, and the Stanton Community Center, located at 92 W. Washington Street in Annapolis. The first game is scheduled for September 15 with the registration deadline at the information meeting on September 8.
For more information, contact Archie Trader at 443-569-9845, Leron Fisher at 443-336-3865 or Alderman Kenneth Kirby at 443-822-5046.