Yesterday was the finals of the GVYC Basketball League. This is the best girl’s basketball league in lower manhattan, for all I know, the only one. It’s run by Harry Malakoff, a local villager who had the vision to start this league for girls between the ages of 10 and 14 over ten years ago.
Here’s an article from the Villager that tells the story of the league and provides contact info for anyone who is interested in getting their girls involved in a great program.
It was a bittersweet day in our family because it was Jessica’s last game in a league she’s played in for the past five years. And her team came up a few baskets short in the championship game. But no tears were shed because the joy of playing won out over the sting of the loss.
I would strongly encourage anyone who lives in lower manhattan who has girls who are into sports and basketball to join this league. It’s the best.