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CJN, BBYO Team Up Again for Basketball League

Read this story in the Cleveland Jewish News

The Cleveland Jewish News and BBYO are continuing their partnership for the 2014-15 basketball season.

Last year, the CJN became the media sponsor of the BBYO-run basketball league that plays Wednesday nights at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood. The league is open to any Jewish teenager in grades eight through 12. The CJN will provide results of the games and recognize a player of the week, to be selected by BBYO.

BBYO participants also will participate as writers and photographers in the CJN's teen section, which will resume in December.

"We're happy to return as a sponsor for the BBYO basketball league once again this season" said Kevin S. Adelstein, publisher and CEO of the CJN. "BBYO helps connect Jewish youth with their community. This partnership continues off the court through the valuable newsroom experience that will give these teens a deeper understanding of becoming further ingrained into their community."

Bob Jacob, managing editor of the CJN, said, "This partnership serves both of our organizations as we provide exposure to the basketball league and recognize a player of the week. It also affords the talented writers and photographers who are involved in BBYO an opportunity to see their work published in the CJN as well as at cjn.org."

Todd Kay, BBYO Ohio Northern Region senior regional director, said, "We are thrilled to have the Cleveland Jewish News as a league sponsor and covering the results of our games each week. We are also excited to be partnering with the Cleveland Cavaliers again. Through the Cavaliers, every teen and coach in our league will have the opportunity to attend an upcoming Cavs home game and participate in some of the Cavalier in-game promotions.

"The CJBL continues to attract new teens every year. This year we have over 120 participants and we cannot wait to tip off the season. Guests, friends and fans are welcome to attend every week to cheer on their favorite teams."

Games are played from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Nov. 12.

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