Future Talent Basketball League empowers kids

A summer basketball youth league with a special mission is kicking off its first full week.



The Future Talent Basketball League gives over 1,200 kids a chance to play and learn from some of the area's best players.



The league is free, but in order to join every player has to write a 300 to 500 word essay. This year's topic was health. Last year, players had to write about bullying.



Local basketball legend Shane Woney founded the league five years ago as a way to create a safe and positive environment for young people.


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