Give Back- Malden Neighborhood Basketball League (MNBL)

The Malden Neighborhood Basketball League (MNBL) was founded in 1985 by Kenny N. Mazonson. The League was established in order to provide an opportunity for at-risk urban high school aged youth in grades 10-12 to participate in an organized basketball program, regardless of experience and ability in the sport. For the past twenty years, the MNBL has been the only non-school sponsored winter sports program available to Malden's high school age youth, a population often overlooked or left out of other community-based athletic programs. Since it was launched, the MNBL has reached well over 1,500 Malden youth who have enjoyed the game of basketball in a safe, adult supervised environment with their peers.