JCC Youth Basketball League earns cheers during ODU game

by | Feb 2, 2023 | Trending News

The Old Dominion University men’s basketball team played Georgia State on their home turf at Chartway Arena in Norfolk on Thursday, Jan. 19.

But for many in attendance, the highlight of the evening came at halftime: When young athletes from the Simon Family JCC Youth Basketball League played a scrimmage. At least 38 JCC kids and their families—in both the K to 2nd grade and 3rd to 5th grade leagues—enjoyed a night in the stands and on the court.

The long-running partnership between the Simon Family JCC Youth Basketball League and ODU always creates a special experience for kids and their proud parents. And this night was no different. The excitement was palpable as Tom Edwards, athletic director, escorted the young players to Chartway Arena for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic.

Running up and down the court, the players entertained the crowd, which cheered each time a basket was made. The JCC Youth Basketball League, which is nearly 70 years old, runs through March 5 with games held on Sunday afternoons at 1 and 2 pm.

For the complete season schedule, visit jcc.jewishva.org/youth-athletics.

Brian Berusch