Open gym, JAM set to start

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor JAM Basketball again this winter as well as open gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 28, and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2.

Open gym is for both youth and adult basketball players who would like to play in pick-up games or practice shooting. Participants are asked to bring a separate set of clean basketball shoes to wear on the gym floor and must provide their own basketball.

The JAM program introduces youth to basketball, and each session will stress fundamental skills. Games will be played to keep it both instructional and fun. The program will be led by Darrel Knoll, Hillsboro High School boys? basketball coach. Additional staff will include members of local coaching staffs along with high school players.

JAM Basketball is open to all USD 410 boys and girls in first through sixth grades, and will begin Saturday, Dec. 1, and run through February.

The deadline to register is Nov. 19. Forms are available at, and may be in turned in to, the school offices or Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand. Extra forms can be printed off at

The fee is $35 for one student and $70 for two or more students. Make checks payable to HRC.

All participants will receive an official JAM T-shirt.

For more information contact Doug Sisk at 947-3490 or by e-mail at

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