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There's a new summer basketball league for youngsters in Jacksonville.
Mayor Alvin Brown created the league today.
The first games will start on July 8. The championship games will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on August 8.
"This initiative is to help keep the youth in our community focused on doing great things and being fit," said Brown. "There are so many lessons that the game of basketball teaches, and creating this league in the summer fills a void that can keep children focused on goals and teamwork."
The league will feature four age groups: Under 12; Under 14; Under 16; and Under 18.
Teams can sign up through the city of Jacksonville Parks & Recreation Department. The fee is $75.
People can register online or by calling (904) 630-2489. Registration runs through June 30.