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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Winter basketball registration now open.

Player evaluations planned Oct. 23, games start in December.


MILTON, Ga., Sept. 23, 2011 - Registration is now open for the City of Milton/Up With Kids Sports winter basketball league for boys and girls ages 6 to 13.

To sign up for the league, click here. For more information about the program, visit Up With Kids Sports' Web site at www.myuwks.com.

This program will take place at Hopewell Middle School thanks to an intergovernmental agreement with the Fulton County School System. Cost for residents is $115 and $172.50 for non-residents. That price includes a uniform and once-weekly practices and games for an eight-game season, plus playoffs.

Player evaluations will be held Oct. 23; practices start Nov. 1. Games start Dec. 3 and last through Feb. 11. Games will be held on Saturdays, though Sunday games may be necessary depending on participation. Practices will be held during the week and vary depending on team.

First through third graders will play in a co-ed league, said Samuel Hines, founder of Up With Kids Sports. Leagues also may be combined by grade depending on registration numbers.

"We're going to compete, there's going to be fast breaks, shooting - we're going to teach these kids some basketball," said Hines, an international basketball star who began his youth leagues after a successful career that saw him inducted into the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame. "We're going to take it to another level."
For more information on Up with Kids Sports, visit its Web site, www.myuwks.com, or contact Hines at coachhines@bellsouth.net or 678-481-1749. You may also contact Tom Gilliam, Milton's Recreation Programs Coordinator, at 678-242-2519 or tom.gilliam@cityofmiltonga.us.

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