WHO WE ARE

Strong academics. Stellar athletics.

The paths toward excellence in education and sports need not be separate ones. Students who take part in the new Inner City Educational (ICE) League in Muncie are joining a league specifically designed to motivate participants to be strong student athletes as they move toward high school and post-secondary education.

The mission:

Utilize sports and other activities to connect students and their parents to positive educational, healthy living and career pathway opportunities.

The tools:

The ICE League sets the grade point average bar at 2.5 and higher for students who wish to fully participate in the basketball league for 7th- and 8th-grade boys and 6th – 8th-grade girls in Muncie Community Schools. A partnership with the school system and permission by students’ parents is allowing the League to monitor student GPA progress before the February draft and during the February/March playing season. There will be some opportunity for game play for students who are reaching toward the 2.5 GPA standard.

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PROJECT LEADERSHIP

Project Leadership recognizes the importance of education and the vital role it plays in a community’s well-being.  To that end, Project Leadership creates and accelerates Delaware County and regional initiatives and programs that promote educational attainment and degree completion. It strives to improve quality of life and the economic health of communities, ensuring low-income students achieve an education with value in the marketplace through college access/completion.

HOW IT WORKS

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GRADE
ICE League players are 7th- or 8th-graders enrolled in Muncie Community Schools. Muncie students who participate in the League pay no fee to play. During the 2016 season, 6th-grade girls may compete in the ICE League.
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GPA
ICE League players must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for full-game play. Click here to learn more about the full GPA requirements for the League.
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TEAMS
ICE League players must participate in a draft scheduled for Feb. 6th. Players will be chosen to play for one of the four community centers.

PREMIER LEAGUE | PREMIER STANDARDS

What makes a premier league?

High standards for student-athletes and all adults, on and off the court.

Will you join us as a premier student-athlete? Complete an interest form to begin your steps toward the ICE League. Click “Sign Up” on the right side of the top menu.

Click on the links below to better understand your commitment to uphold the standards of this premier league.

 

Integrity is Key in the ICE League.

Every student who participates in the League agrees to comply with the high standards and codes of conduct established by the ICE League. Keep those grade point averages 2.5 or higher, and be prepared to show up for practices, games and the tournament displaying your best sportsmanship.

 

If you have questions about the League, call Project Leadership at 765-896-8616 for assistance.


‘Sport has the power to change the world. . .it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.’

Nelson Mandela

OUR TEAMS

The ICE League is comprised of 7th- and 8th-grade teams from the four core ICE League member organizations who are recruiting teams for regular season and tournament play.

2015 Boys & Girls Club Team
2015 Buley Center Team
2015 YMCA of Muncie Team
2015 Ross Community Center Team

OUR PARTNERS

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The ICE League’s founding partner is the Ball Brothers Foundation. The oversight non-profit organization is Project Leadership. The ICE League is supported through the participation and partnership of:

OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS:

GOLD SPONSORS

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Old-National-Bank

SILVER SPONSORS

Baur Foundation

Memorial Gift for Larry Dollison from Dr. George and Mrs. Linda Branam

Mayor Dennis Tyler

Friends of Muncie Endurathon

Woof Boom Radio

BRONZE SPONSORS

American Chevrolet

Charles and Claudia Sursa Foundation

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Muncie

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OUR GROWING COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

Ball State University Sports Link

City of Muncie

Muncie Community Schools

OUR NON-PROFIT PARTNER TEAMS:

Buley Center

Boys & Girls Club of Muncie

Ross Center

YMCA

CONTACT US

To share your comments or questions regarding the League, feel free to reach out to Project Leadership at 765-896-8616 or kharrell@projectleadership.org.