We’re Hoosiers, and Hoosiers love basketball – Julia McGee, ICE parent

ICE League parent Julia McGee has watched her daughter, Jalese, play for three years in the League as a 6th, 7th, and 8th grader. She is quick to describe her observations about the innovative League that started in Muncie through the vision of the Ball Brothers Foundation. “It’s very productive,” says McGee. “It includes girls and boys. It’s a skill builder. It’s a way for students to meet new friends. There’s an emphasis on grades. It’s valuable.” McGee sees one more benefit: “It’s a connection between Ball State, and a nexus between the 9th through 12th-grade students who lend a hand to help at ICE League events.” The focus on basketball is a plus, too, says McGee who adds: “It goes with the theme of the state. We’re Hoosiers, and Hoosiers love basketball.”