Western Avenue Community Center
LINC Basketball

LINC Basketball

LINC Youth Basketball Program

The Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center winter and spring league basketball program offers area youth in 2nd through 12th grades a chance for competitive play, while the coaches and supervisors serve as role models and mentors. The importance of education and healthy lifestyles is emphasized, as well as educating the youth in the dangers of gang and drug involvement.

Program leaders stay in contact with teachers and encourage behavior that helps students be successful on the basketball court, at school and in life. Individual successes are reflected in those that stay in school and make a positive contribution to the community. Collectively, our community benefits from reduced levels of gang-related violence and drug crime.

AAU Basketball Program

The Amateur Athletic Union offers the top participants in the LINC Basketball League and in our community a chance to develop to their highest level through a national and local network of sporting events.

Program Director Dorian "Dodie" Dunson, Sr. is a Bloomington native and grew up playing basketball here. "McLean County helped make me the person I am today, and now I try to help the LINC basketball players benefit from the strong roots and community support I had. For me, and for these kids, it's not just about playing basketball - it's about life."


Please help us support LINC Basketball by sponsoring a Basketball Purchase for One Youth Sponsorship, a Basketball Uniform for One Youth Sponsorship, or a Basketball Team Support for One Week - Sponsorship.


Click the Donate button for the sponsorship that you would like sponsor, and the PayPal webpage for the sponsorship will display. Review all payment details carefully, complete payment, and wait to receive a confirmation message.

LINC Basketball - Basketball Purchase for One Youth - Sponsorship. The cost is $47.00.

LINC Basketball - Basketball Uniform for One Youth - Sponsorship. The cost is $75.00.

LINC Basketball - Basketball Team Support for One Week - Sponsorship. The cost is $125.00.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.   Thank you for your support!