Media Release

Heatwave Hiring Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:00 AM
5:15 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Heatwave summer basketball program is now hiring basketball/life coaches to coach youth ages 13-20 twenty hours a week for seven weeks.  Coaches are paid $10 per hour plus mileage.  Coaching begins July 7.
Interested coaches should contact Ed Lavagnino at 352-441-0760 or
Heatwave is a new summer youth basketball program in Alachua County. The program runs from July 7 to August 23, and an estimated 500 youth can participate in age groups 13-16 and 17-20 at no charge.
The program will be organized into teams at a variety of basketball courts across the county. Practices will be held on Monday through Friday between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the locations listed below. Game days are Monday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at locations listed below. Various social activities will be built in to the daily practices.
Practice Sites
Westside Park - 1001 N.W. 34th St.
Kanapaha Veteran's Park  -7400 S.W. 41st Pl.
Forest Park - 4501 S.W. 20th Ave.
Tiger Bay Court - 2415 S.E. 4th Ln.
Eden Park at Ironwood - 1330 N.E. 39th Ave.
Northeast Community Center - 1701 N.E. 8th Ave.
Woodlawn Park - 1900 S.E. 4th St.
Game Day Sites
University of Florida - Florida Gym - 200 Stadium Rd.
MLK Jr. Multipurpose Center - 1028 N.E. 14th St.
Kanapaha Middle (TBD) - 5005 S.W. 75th St.
Lincoln Middle (TBD) - 1001 S.E. 12th St.
Click here for a registration form.
Heat Wave registration forms can also be picked up at the following apartment communities: Lewis Place at 4121 N.E. 15th St., Eden Park at 1330 N.E. 39th Ave., and Tiger Bay Court 2415 S.E. 4th Ln. across from the Health Department.  Completed forms can also be dropped off at the MLK Center, 1028 N.E. 14th St., which closes at 9 p.m.
For more information or to sign up, please call the MLK Center at 352-334-5053.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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