Fort Worth To Welcome Midnight Basketball League

LARRY COLLINS, NBC 5 NEWS

Fighting crime and changing lives in Fort Worth 100 days at a time was the plan for a group of mentors and community leaders who launched a “No Shots Fired” campaign this summer.

The group has now reached the end of the first 100 days and say they’ve made amazing headway in offering opportunities in the community.

“We have partnered with Midnight Basketball out of San Francisco for the license agreement for the Fort Worth Midnight Basketball franchise here in Fort Worth,” Rev. Kyev Tatum said. “We will be rolling that out over Christmas with the NBA Retired Players Association.”

The “No Shots Fired” initiative started in June with a cleanup event that paired Fort Worth youth and neighbors of the Southside community. Since then, city leaders have worked closely with the group and the University of North Texas have signed on to serve as reading tutors.