The Emerging Athletes Basketball League (EABL) is offered to student athletes in 3rd through 8th grades who are looking to learn and play basketball in a competitive league.
The EABL is dedicated to ensuring that all participants strive for:
- Better choices
- Living a Healthy Life
The EABL league runs through the academic year with boys playing games in the fall and late spring and girls playing games in the winter. Additionally, members also have opportunities to participate in basketball camps and clinics before, during and after the seasons.
Games are played at the following Clubs:
- Augusta M. LaVarnway (2739 N. 15th St.)
- Daniels-Mardak (4834 N. 35th St.)
- Don & Sallie Davis (1975 S. 24th St.)
- Mary Ryan (3000 N. Sherman Blvd.)
- Pieper-Hillside (611 W. Cherry St.)
- Roger and Leona Fitzsimonds (3400 W. North Ave.)
Through the EABL program, participants also complete educational programming, which includes weekly tutoring, use of online learning software and customized learning plans. Program managers work closely with parents and education coordinators to track each student’s grades and progress.
Boys & Girls Clubs also offers Little Dribblers to introduce the Clubs’ youngest members to basketball fundamentals. Both EABL and Little Dribblers are made possible by the generosity of longtime donor and board of trustee, Albert Nicolas, founder and chairman of Nicolas Company, Inc., a Milwaukee-based investment advisory firm.
“I want to give kids the same opportunities I had with basketball. I played at the Boys Club when I was young and it made a difference in my life. It is my pleasure to make basketball accessible to all members in Milwaukee, helping them open doors to a bright future.”
– Albert Nicholas