To provide a wholesome alternative activity for youth in the community as a deterrent to youth gang involvement, abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and other forms of inappropriate behavior. MBA is 501-3C nonprofit
The Michigan Basketball Association has been utilizing the sport to empower young athletes since 1991. It has conducted its summer camp since 1993, and has also been involved with the Michigan Pro-Am, an NBA-NCAA sanctioned league since its beginning. The association has also conducted a perennial summer league for area high school teams, for both boys and girls, to help enhance the skills of student athletes. Participants include teams from Flint, Beecher, Hamady, Bendle, Bentley, Carman-Ainsworth, Fenton, Flushing, Kearsley, as well as many other districts. The MBA has reached thousands of athletes and fans through the sport of basketball in its 23 year history.
The MBA is the vision of Earl Jordan, a basketball aficionado, who has shared his love of the sport with the residents of the city of Flint. He was former coach of Universal Collision in the former City Class AA League. He has also served as an assistant coach at Mott College, Southwestern High School, Hamady High School, Bentley High School. Mr. Jordan is also a former head varsity basketball coach at Atherton High School. He previously served as the Region 5 Chairman of Men’s Basketball for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), which cover Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois. Mr. Jordan has organized and operated the Michigan Basketball Free Life Skills/basketball Camp for the past 22 years.
Awards & Recognition
Mr. Jordan has received the following awards & recognition from his community and various organizations.
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