UDC Basketball Engages Community With Successful "Youth Day"
Washington, DC – The University of the District of Columbia Athletic Department hosted a community "Youth Day" event at the UDC gymnasium on Saturday, January 28th. The event was a tremendous success as over 100 elementary school, middle school, and high school students from the community attended.
Saturday's events were comprised of a back-to-back double-header involving the UDC Women's and Men's Basketball teams, both of which posted impressive victories over East Coast Conference (ECC) foe St. Thomas Aquinas. In addition to watching UDC victories, Youth Day students showcased their own talents at halftime of each of the games. During halftime of the Women's game, students from the program "Playworks" participated in a friendly game, as members of Playworks' West Education Campus played against Playworks' Shaw Campus. During halftime of the Men's game, sixth graders from the Jelleff Recreation Center participated against one another in a similar friendly, as the Jelleff Green Panthers faced the Jelleff Gold Panthers. Both halftime events were a great opportunity for community youths to play on a collegiate basketball court.