Newton, NC – In conjunction with Jr. NBA, the Newton Parks and Recreation Department is excited to sponsor the NBA All-Star Weekend Youth Basketball Skills Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon.
The program will be held at the Newton Recreation Center, located at 23 South Brady Ave. Registration will run from 9-9:45 a.m. the day of the program.
The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge is presented by Verizon and provides boys and girls ages 13 and younger the opportunity to showcase their fitness through a basketball dribbling, shooting, and rebounding skills competition. The program is free for all participants and organizations.
Boys and girls compete separately in two different age groups: 11U and 13U. Age groups are based on participant age as of Aug. 31. All participants must have a parent or guardian fill out a registration/liability form obtained from the Newton Parks and Recreation Department, a Jr. NBA member organization, or online at www.jrnba.com/skillschallenge. Participants must provide a copy of valid birth certificate or other proof of identification for age verification (if proof of identification for age verification is already on file with the Newton Parks and Recreation Department, additional verification will not be required). Each player may participate in one local competition; competing in more than one local competition will result in disqualification.
For more information visit www.jrnba.com or call the Newton Parks and Recreation Department at 828-695-4317.