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Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 19 2014
  • Alamogordo

    20

    Mayfield

    51

    AT
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  • Americas

    10

    Midland Christian

    35

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Anthony

    8

    Van Horn

    40

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Burges

    13

    Bowie

    27

    AT
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  • Canutillo

    17

    Chapin

    0

    AT
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  • Carlsbad

    26

    Eastwood

    61

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Cathedral

    6

    San Elizario

    24

    AT
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  • Chaparral

    22

    Mountain View

    48

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Coronado

    21

    Odessa Permian

    31

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Deming

    15

    Artesia

    53

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Fabens

    12

    Pecos

    0

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Franklin

    42

    Midland

    28

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Hatch

    14

    Clint

    7

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Horizon

    8

    Hanks

    41

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Jefferson

    7

    El Paso

    18

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Las Cruces

    22

    Rio Rancho

    30

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Midland Lee

    44

    El Dorado

    51

    AT
    09/19 - OT/Final
  • Oñate

    25

    Hobbs

    21

    AT
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  • Parkland

    7

    Del Valle

    35

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Riverside

    28

    Bel Air

    34

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Santa Teresa

    24

    Gadsden

    32

    AT
    09/19 - Final
  • Andress

    56

    Irvin

    10

    AT
    09/18 - Final
  • Socorro

    18

    Centennial

    48

    AT
    09/18 - Final
  • Ysleta

    26

    Eastlake

    56

    AT
    09/18 - Final

Midnight basketball in El Paso to celebrate 20 years

Midnight basketball in El Paso to celebrate 20 years
KTSM
Sports
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:20pm

The Junior League of El Paso started the Midnight Basketball Program in El Paso, Texas in 1994 as a way to combat juvenile crime in the city along with creating a safe haven for the many endangered teens in the community while establishing an educational process to give the participants a positive outlook on life through education, awareness and responsibility.

The collaboration between the Junior League, El Paso Police Department, City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, under then Parks Director, William Potter Jr. and the many sponsors were an instant success with the initial start at Carolina, Armijo, Pavo Real and Veterans Recreation Centers. The championships were at Memorial Gym and the Special Events Center (now Don Haskins Center) as the years of the program advanced.

A 20-year reunion of this nationally awarded program started by Julie Kallman and the many members of the Junior League of El Paso will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Armijo Center, 700 E. Seventh St. The official logo of the program (pictured) is a constant reminder of the lives the program has impacted and the tremendous drop in crime in the programmed areas of the city.

The reunion will have a ceremonial basketball game, testimonials from former players from the 1994-2003 seasons along with recognizing the many volunteer coaches. The highlight of the evening will be the Junior League recognizing five special individuals from the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department that were the backbone to the foundation of the program.

Retired city employees, Frank Dominguez, Doug Barnes, Ladislao Vicencio Jr., and Floyd Williams along with a still vital city employee, Joe Rodriguez will be recognized at the event for their outstanding contributions and leadership to the program. Games were then played from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with workshops on Saturday afternoons, where if the players did not attend the workshops they were not eligible to play in the games on Saturday night while Job Fairs were also held for the players to assist them in gaining employment.

That special nine year run (1994-2003) of Midnight Basketball still stands today as one of if not the single greatest programs ever organized by the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department and the City in collaboration with so many different agencies, businesses, community leaders and non-profit groups. The event is free and open to the public.
 

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