Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Safe Haven events


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News release from the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation department:

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Safe Haven Events

(September 15, 2014) – The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s youth centers, Weisser, Cooper, McMillen and Jennings, are participating in the Safe Haven Basketball Tournament October 10 – 11. The week’s activities begin with open houses at the four park sites and end with exciting basketball games at McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.

The Safe Haven Basketball Tourney is open to Middle School and 9th grade. Each team will be guaranteed 3 games. Competitive teams from Fort Wayne and the Midwest, including some of the best basketball players in the area, will be participating.

The Safe Haven open houses will be held 6 – 7pm at the following locations:

  • October 6th: McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.
  • October 7th: Weisser Center, 802 Eckart St.
  • October 8th: Cooper Center, 2300 S. Clinton St.
  • October 9th: Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St.

The week culminates with the basketball tourney which begins on Friday at 6 pm and continues all day Saturday. The championship game will be at McMillen Park Community Center.

Safe Havens are located at Jennings Center, Cooper Center and Weisser Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, Eagles Nest Youth Center, the Euell A. Wilson Community Center, the Fort Wayne Urban League, Greater Progressive Family Life Center and Prime Time Community Center.

For more information on the basketball tournament, safe havens and how to get involved, contact Bennie Lewis, Manager of Neighborhood Programs at 260-427-6701 or Michael Ayers, Supervisor of Neighborhood Programs at 260-479-8588.


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