Kings and Queens Rise Basketball

Another Successful Summer Season of Opportunity and Safety!


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Thank you to all of our players, parents, coaches, Black Child Legacy Campaign CILs and to our community for creating a summer of safety dedicated to our youth!

Shout out to our Commissioners! Mr. Greg King and Kenneth Duncan!

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Thank you to our partner the Sacramento Kings!

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ABC10 Feature Story

How the Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Youth Basketball League is having a positive impact on Sacramento youth: Through youth forums and mentoring sessions, Kings and Queens Rise is giving Sacramento youth a safe and caring place to grow.

Sacramento Kings Press Release

Earlier today, the Sacramento Kings hosted the Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Youth Basketball League championships at Golden 1 Center. With over 300 kids from eight Sacramento neighborhoods, the championship games celebrated a successful second season of the league.

The Kings and Queen Rise League, created in partnership with the Build. Black. Coalition and the Black Child Legacy Campaign, focused on providing a caring, positive environment for Sacramento youth through community building, sportsmanship, and resources for health and safety. During a nine-week season, 5th - 10th grade student-athletes came together to learn the fundamentals of basketball and provide a space for participants to address a variety of topics from mental health to conflict resolution and responsible social media use.

At today’s tournament, the Valley Hi team claimed the 7th/8th grade championship and the Meadowview team won the 9th/10th grade championship. Sacramento Kings Executive Vice President Tom Hunt joined today’s event to present the teams with their trophies and celebrate with all the players.

B-roll and interviews: LINK (Source: Sacramento Kings)

OpEd by Vivek Ranadivé, Owner and Chairman of the Sacramento Kings and Chet P. Hewitt, President and CEO, Sierra Health Foundation and Founding Member, Build.Black. Coalition: HERE

In addition to the games, the Sacramento Kings and Build. Black. have partnered to provide unique opportunities through the league, including a career mentoring session with Kings Legend Chris Webber (photos and video) and visits from Kings two-way player Wenyen Gabriel and mascot Slamson during this season’s games. In partnership with Jr. Kings, league coaches have participated in a training with the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Build.Black. Scholarships Round Two

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