On behalf of the First Baptist Basketball Committee and with the support and agreement of our church staff, I want to let you know that after many conversations and emails, and after considering various scenarios and options for how we might safely participate in the local Church League Basketball for Youth (CLBBY) season, First Baptist has unfortunately made the decision not to participate this year. The decision was not an easy one, but we feel that this is the safest course of action and the best way to keep everyone safe and healthy at this time.
However, the committee is still meeting and working on a way to provide a way for our children and youth to enjoy an organized basketball experience here at First Baptist, even if it is not in the context of competing with other churches. As is the case every season, the Basketball Committee’s goals for this year will be to:
1. Provide an opportunity for our kids to learn, appreciate, and enjoy the game of basketball
2. Encourage friendship and teamwork in an athletic setting
3. Promote Christlike behavior in competitive situations
An additional goal for this particular year will be to do all of the above in a way that minimizes the risk of exposure to the corona virus and that adheres to the current guidelines and covenant put forth by the church’s Reopening Taskforce.
If you have questions, or if you would like to suggest ideas for us to consider as we plan an “in-house” basketball season, I would love to hear from you. Click here to email me.
Thank you for your continued support of our basketball ministry, and we look forward to sharing our plans for the 2020-2021 First Baptist Basketball Experience with you soon.
Peace and Grace,
Matt, Nikki, and the First Baptist Basketball Committee