It wasn’t that long ago that a (now) friend of mine moved to Buffalo who has a penchant for playing basketball. Right off the bat he asked me about the local leagues and where he could play pick-up games. I asked around to some of my friends, who gave me some feedback, but at the same time I got the general feeling that maybe the pick-up basketball scene was a bit lacking compared to where he had come from in Ohio.
Fortunately there is a basketball organization that is leading the way when it comes to fostering a healthy competitive and recreational basketball scene in Buffalo. Since 2010, The Buffalo Sports and Wellness Association aka Healthy Buffalo has been organizing a range of leagues, activities, tournaments and playing opportunities for a variety of age groups.
The organization, founded by Chas Kirsch, is currently offering both guys and girls competitive leagues, for those who are looking to get into the real swing of things. It’s a bit of Semi-Pro, with a Championship League, All-Star games, youth clinics, streetball tournaments (three on three), training, B-League, C-League, traveling teams… all revolving around the idea that the sport can help players live a healthy lifestyle based on the premise of “Train Hard. Play Hard. Eat Right. Think Right.”
For further information on the fall leagues, or to learn more about Healthy Buffalo’s initiatives, click here.
Healthy Buffalo also offers other competitive and non-competitive activities, including co-ed dodgeball.
Photos: Healthy Buffalo