Photo by Mike Greenlar | Central Current

Players compete in the Syracuse Housing Authority’s third annual $10K Youth Basketball Tournament at Wilson Park on Sunday, July 30. That’s I-81 in the background.

According to Syracuse Housing Authority:

“Our tournament’s intention is to provide youth at risk of perpetrating or being victims of community and gun violence an opportunity to create positive and healthy connections with adults throughout our city. SHA hopes to use this event as a catalyst initiative to prevent youth violence and exemplify alternative pathways to destructive behavior, and we are proud to say that none of the youth participants involved in our tournament for the last 3 years have fallen victim to community gun violence!

“Like past years, throughout the tournament, SHA will facilitate a positive connection with adults within our community and aim to bridge the gap between law enforcement, first responders, and connect participants with different community groups and organizations.”

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