The University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC) invites children ages nine to 14 to participate in an eight-week basketball league, beginning Thursday, Oct. 17.

Registration will be held October 3-14 by calling 813.558.5212 or stopping by the University Area CDC Community Center, where practices and games will take place, at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa, 33613. The $45 fee can be paid all at once or over a payment plan. Also, some scholarships are available.

Practices will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 6-9 p.m., depending on the age group. Games will be held on Saturdays, startingOctober 22, between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional exercise opportunities offered through the University Area CDC’s “Get Moving” program include free exercise and yoga classes, participation in the fitness center for just $5-$10 per month, karate classes and more. More information is available at

UACDC offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about UACDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit or call  813.558.5212.