The City of Lake Charles, Ward 3 Recreation, and Walmart are teaming once again to give young people in SWLA a little extra to do. Sign-up for Spring Midnight Basketball today! Games will be every Friday, from 8 pm-12 midnight, and start March 23 through May 18, 2018 at the following Ward 3 Recreation Centers:

Pryce/Miller Community Center, located at 216 Albert Street

Donald Ray Stevens Community Center, located at 1619 Cessford Street

This exciting Basketball program is absolutely FREE, and open to young people ages 12 to 17. This is not only an activity that'll give area teens something fun and constructive to do, but the games will all take place in a safe environment. There will be more than basketball going on, the teens will also get a wealth of info about applying for college, jobs and more.

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A different guest speaker will be on hand every Friday, to motivate and inspire the young attendees with their personal stories. In addition reps from a variety of local agencies will have college/trade school applications and information, a presentation on various job skills, including resume writing techniques demonstrations.

Spring Midnight Basketball will be entertainment, with a purpose. Mayor Hunter says, “Spring Midnight Basketball will offer an engaging experience for youth that gives them something to do and also teaches them valuable life skills.” He explained, “While we understand that a number of young people are drawn to basketball, we also recognize a large number of them love to ‘game’ as well. To meet this need, we have partnered with Wal-Mart to provide PlayStation 4 (PS-4) video game consoles set up at both sites where Spring Midnight Basketball is offered.”

Please keep in mind that video game play will be limited to two hours, per event, per participant. For more info about the program, please call (337) 491-1280.