March 19, 2018

Tip Off! Maryhurst Basketball Season Begins

The Maryhurst basketball season has officially begun. Kids who are living, learning, and developing at Maryhurst’s residential program have the chance to join a recreational basketball league that includes children from other therapeutic programs around the region.

The Maryhurst Monarchs are coached by our Support Team, a group of counselors that specialize in bringing alternative treatment programs—such as exercise-, horticulture- and arts-based therapies—to kids living on Maryhurst’s Dorsey campus.

The Maryhurst basketball league began with a belief in the positive health and character outcomes that come along with participating in a team sport. Playing basketball can teach kids about teamwork and the motivation of healthy competition. Practices and games give kids an outlet for releasing energy, and playing a particular position on the court teaches focus and coordination.

A Monarchs huddle

 

The Monarchs played the team from Uspiritus in the season opener, and games will continue throughout November and December.

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