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Adult Athletics: 302 Willard Street, Wilmington
Rodney Jackson, Athletics Supervisor  910.343-3682

Youth Athletics: 401 S. 8th Street, Wilmington

Marqus Davis   910.341.0057
Morrell Fox  910.341.0057

The Athletics section provides opportunities for participation in team and individual sports including leagues, classes, special events and tournaments for youth and adults.

Programs Offered include:

  • Youth basketball Leagues (see registration information below)
  • Tball League (Spring) See information below
  • Junior Officials Program - Call 341.0057 for more information.
  • Open Gym
  • Camps
  • Special Events
  • Tennis Clinics

Collaborative Programs 

Field & Facility Rentals 

Please call 343.3682 or email if you have questions.

Rained Out

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TBALL League

Ages:  4-6   Cost:  $30   Flyer 
Games played at Robert Strange Park (MLK Center fields) & Maides Park
Registration Deadline:  April 5
Practices on Tuesday or Thursday (one practice per week)
Games on Saturdays beginning at 10 am   Season:  April 3 - May 26
Note:  A TBall Clinic will be held for league participants on April 3 & 5 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm at Maides Park.
You must be registered for the Tball League to participate in the clinic.   You can register at the day of the clinic.

TBall Clinic Flyer

Register Online or complete Registration form


Slam Basketball League

Youth basketball league for ages 16-18  Games Monday and Wednesday. 
Age of by June 1   Season: April 9 – May 28
Practice and game times 5:30-8:30 p.m. @ MLK Gymnasium
Cost: $30   Registration deadline:   April 2nd

Flag Football

Ages 7-12  Cost:  $30   Flyer  
Practices outside MLK and Games at Legion Stadium on Saturdays only.
Age of by June 1  Season: April 16 – June 16
Registration Deadline:  April 2   Registration Form or Register Online


Open Gym @ MLK Community Center

MLK Community Center is located at 401 S. 8th Street in Wilmington.  Gym hours are subject to change due to evening programs. Call ahead to 910.341.7866 to assure gym is open to public.  Cost:  Free

Adult Open Gym (18/up)
Monday & Friday 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Youth Open Gym 17/under
Monday – Friday  3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Open Gym - Adults with Disabilities
Wed. 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Senior Basketball

Tuesdays & Thursdays   10 a.m. – 12 noon

Senior Pickleball
Mondays & Fridays 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

NOTE: Gym hours are subject to change
due to evening programs. Please call 341.7866
ahead to assure gym will be open to public.

COST:   Free