The Acton-Boxborough Travel Basketball Program was incorporated in 2000 and operates as a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that manages the winter pre-scholastic competitive basketball experience for Acton and Boxborough boys and girls in the fourth through eighth grade who reside in and/or attend school in Acton and Boxborough. Though there was travel team basketball at A-B prior to 2000, it was through a program administered by the school district. Through a mutually agreed upon decision that was orchestrated over two seasons, the Acton-Boxborough Travel Basketball Program took over from the school district and became a private entity which was incorporated in 2000 by four of the current five members of our Board of Directors. The program is operated to give the children of Acton and Boxborough the opportunity to play competitive team basketball in an organized league style format.
Interest to participate in our program has grown to the level where at all levels, the demand to participate is greater than the number of players who will be placed on teams. It is important that everyone understand prior to registering that not all players who try-out will be selected for a team. With limited gym space, league openings, and the overall competitive nature of this program, making travel teams “select” is a practice that we and virtually all other towns in the league follow.
Since our formation, we have reinvested program funds to sponsor educational scholarships every year for graduating Acton-Boxborough seniors, facility improvements that would not have otherwise occurred, donated funds to the local schools to assist in updates in their physical education equipment, and sent donations to numerous charities that have a connection to our program. In the spring of 2006 and then again in the fall of 2012, we were the primary sponsors for the renovation of the outdoor basketball courts at Elm Street.