We hope everyone is safe, healthy and doing well.

Although we are itching to get MGBL up and running in 2021-2022, we have had to take into account many factors and recent developments and guidelines issued by local and federal authorities.  MGBL takes the health and safety of the children very seriously and wants to ensure we can provide a safe place for them to play ball.

To that end, we have made the difficult decision to delay the potential start of the 2nd - 8th grade Boys and Girls seasons until after winter break in 2022.  We would re-evaluate the situation in early November 2021 to determine the feasibility of starting in February 2022.  We prefer to be able to open the league with no restrictive measures for the younger kids, parents and spectators.

However, we are in the process of considering running Highschool and Adult leagues for both men and women for the Fall/Winter of 2021-2022. We will be sharing more information shortly on these leagues. Stay tuned for updates via our website and email distributions.

Wishing you all a Shana Tova and a Healthy & Happy New Year.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Team Sponsorships are available for $300 (name of uniforms). For Supporter Level ($1,000), Division Sponsorship ($500) and other League Sponsorships (>$300) please contact Dov Elefant at mgblnj@gmail.com for more information.

MGBL is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Tax ID# 46-0602483.
The "MGBL" established in memory of Teaneck resident, Moriah parent and friend to many - Mitch Gross, A"H, will be privately run and managed by Dov Elefant and Dave Norman and several volunteers who form the MGBL Executive Committee.

The MGBL commemorates Mitch Gross while serving as a high-caliber recreational basketball program for Bergen County boys and girls in 2nd - 8th grades and high school. The league focuses on teaching basketball fundamentals to players at all levels and the value of working together as a team. The league is an enthusiastic and affordable program open to residents of Bergen County including Bergenfield, Englewood, Fair Lawn, New Milford, Teaneck, Tenafly and other surrounding Bergen County towns and also includes participants from Passaic County, Manhattan, Riverdale and Rockland County, NY. After general expenses, all profits of the league will be donated to local charitable organizations in memory of Mitch Gross, A"H.

Who Was Mitch Gross?

Mitchell Gross loved many things; he loved life, he loved children and he loved to play ball, especially basketball. Mitchell always had a supply of bubble gum and candy for all kids. As a teenager Mitchell was a wonderful uncle to his nieces and nephews and when his own children were born, he was the best father imaginable.

No one knew how to throw a kid up in the air and make him/her laugh better than Mitch. Mitchell knew that in order to play a proper game you have to understand friendship, understand sportsmanship, and understand competition. Not only did he understand these three things but played every game with the “rules” in his head and in his heart.

Mitchell would be so happy and so proud to know that this basketball league is exemplifying all that he believed in.

 

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