Basketball teams from 13 communities square off in 7th annual competition.

WHAT: The annual Hoops in the Hood basketball finals, in which youth from neighborhoods throughout Chicago compete for bragging rights following a summer of basketball competition.

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Seward Park, Division and Orleans

WHO: Young people from 13 neighborhoods participating in LISC Chicago’s Hoops in the Hood basketball tournament, in which residential blocks are closed to traffic for street basketball, or local gyms are made available for the supervised competition. Also attending will be 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett and First Deputy Police Supt. Al Wysinger.

CHICAGO—Young people from Albany Park to South Chicago will come together in Seward Park on Saturday, August 17, for the 7th annual Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament. The event culminates a summer of basketball competition in which youth in 13 communities played weekly games on neighborhood streets that were closed to traffic, or in local gyms that were made available for the games.

Organizations participating in the tournament are the North River Commission (Albany Park), Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council; Teamwork Englewood; BUILD (Humboldt Park and Austin), Enlace Chicago (Little Village); Chicago Men in Action (Near North); the Lawndale Christian Development Corp. (North Lawndale); the Resurrection Project (Pilsen); Claretian Associates (South Chicago), Near West Side CDC (West Haven); Breakthrough Urban Ministries (East Garfield Park), The Community Builders (Quad Communities).