The new Future Buccaneers Basketball League wrapped up its first summer season at Red Bank Regional High Thursday night.
The league, for incoming seventh- and eighth-graders, consists of boys’ and girls’ teams built in equal numbers of players from Red Bank, Little Silver and Shrewsbury RBR’s sending districts.
Each team had coaches from at least two towns.
The aim of the league, says co-organizer David Prown, is to forge cross-border friendships among kids, many of whom can be expected to wind up as classmates at RBR and other area high schools.
“It’s definitely a warm-and-fuzzy sort of program,” says Prown, who put the league together with recreation directors Ray Soya of Shrewsbury and Doug Glassmacher of Little Silver.
“The idea is to get kids thinking about high school and the bigger world.”
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