Basketball tournament in Flatbush encourages youth to play ball

A Brooklyn man is giving back to his community by hosting a two-day basketball tournament for members of the Flatbush community.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2022, 10:19 PM

Updated 670 days ago

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A Brooklyn man is giving back to his community by hosting a two-day basketball tournament for members of the Flatbush community.
Anthony McClean, the host of the event, says he started the basketball clinic last year to encourage youth and foster a safe space for them to play basketball on the weekends.
A total of nine games were played today at Harry Maze Memorial Playground and a mixture of boys and girls high school teams faced off for a day of competitive fun. 
The event was jampacked with games and a large supportive crowd.
“Every day I just want to make sure I give back to the community. I grew up here in this park, in this neighborhood. And growing up for me was kind of tough especially growing up in Brooklyn. And I just wanted to make sure I could give back to everybody,” said McClean


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