Glow-in-the-dark basketball is making its debut in Burlington County!
The Burlington County Municipal Alliance Program in partnership with the Burlington County Department of Human Services, Prevention Plus of Burlington County, XGLOsive and the towns of Evesham, Hainesport, Cinnaminson, Mount Laurel and Burlington City will host the first-ever Light the Night XGLOsive Basketball Tour, a fun and family-friendly experience for teens and young adults.
XGLOsive offers an exciting spin on traditional sports with glow-in-the-dark equipment and uniforms, black lights and dance music. It’s a fun, no-pressure social experience and it’s offered free to Burlington County residents 12 and up.
Since 2019, XGLOsive has partnered with the Municipal Alliance and Prevention Plus to hold glow-in-the-dark tennis parties. This year marks the first time the groups will host basketball events.
Information will also be distributed about Burlington County’s Department of Human Services programs and services.
“For years, XGLOsive has brought its brand of fun and exciting substance-free entertainment to Burlington County, and we’re pleased the company chose us as the location to launch its expansion into basketball,” said Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson, the liaison to the Department of Human Services. “This is a great opportunity for teens and families to come enjoy some substance-free fun, while also learning more about the many services available to them in Burlington County. We want to thank the Municipal Alliance, Prevention Plus and our municipal partners for working together to organize these exciting events.”
The XGLOsive Basketball sessions will be held at 8 PM at the following dates and locations:
- Evesham: Friday, Aug. 11, at 1004 Tuckerton Road (co-hosted by Evesham Municipal Alliance and Evesham Police Department)
- Hainesport: Saturday, Aug. 12, at Hainesport Municipal Park, 1401 Marne Highway (co-hosted by RCASA Alliance)
- Cinnaminson: Monday, Aug. 14 at Wood Park, 2321 Riverton Road (co-hosted by Cinnaminson Township)
- Mount Laurel: Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Larchmont Swim Club, 291 Larchmont Boulevard (co-hosted by Mount Laurel Municipal Alliance).
- Burlington City: Thursday, Aug. 17 and Friday Aug. 18 at Burlington City High School, 100 Blue Devil Way (co-hosted by Burlington City Police Department)
The events are free and will feature basketball sessions for youth and adult players. Registration is required and can be done online at BIT.LY/XGLOBASKETBALL.
“We’re spreading the message that you don’t need drugs or alcohol for fun and excitement this summer,” said Joe Conlin, program coordinator for Prevention Plus of Burlington County. “The tennis parties were a big success here, so we’re excited to help XGLOsive branch out into other glow-in-the-dark sports. Space is limited so we’re encouraging people to register right away.”
State Senator Troy Singleton praised Burlington County, the Municipal Alliance, Prevention Plus and the other community sponsors.
“Keeping our youth engaged is important all year round and these events provide fun and healthy recreation and opportunities for families to learn more about mental health and ways to remain substance free,” Senator Singleton said.