Athletics: 401 S. 8th Street, Wilmington

Andrea Talley, Athletics Supervisor  910.343.3682
Marqus Davis   910.341.0057
Morrell Fox  910.765.7466

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
  • T-ball League
  • Junior Officials Program - Call 341.0057 for more information.
  • Open Gym
  • Camps
  • Special Events
  • Tennis Clinics

Now registering for the summer:

Basketball Camp

MLK Center, 401 S. 8th Street | 341.0057 or 343.3682
We will offer two weeks of basketball camp.  Players will work on shooting, footwork and other basketball skills.   Note:  there is fee assistance available for basketball camp.  If interested in fee assistance, please apply in person at MLK Center.

  • Monday, June 17- Thursday,  June 20  9 am – 12 noon  
    Ages 7-10       Cost:  $30    Register Online
  • Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27   4 pm – 7 pm       
    Ages: 11-14    Cost:  $30    Register Online


Summer Basketball Clinics

Wednesdays July 10 - August 21 Time:  6:30 - 8 pm
Ages: 10-14   Cost:  $30 (total cost for all 7 clinics)
Location:  MLK Center, 401 S. 8th Street, Wilmington | 341.0057 or 765.7466

Develop your basketball skills this summer at the basketball clinics offered at the MLK Center. Each day we will focus on different skills and concepts of the game to improve skills and knowledge of the game.

Register Online or complete Registration Form

Junior Officials Program

Ages:  14-18   Cost:  Free

Tuesday and Thursdays July 9 - August 1
Times:  6-8 pm   Cost:  Free     
Location:  MLK Center, 401 S. 8th Street, Wilmington | 341.0057 or 765.7466

Learn the skills needed to work as a basketball referee and/or scorekeeper.  Successful participants will be considered for positions in our program, and will learn a trade that can be used throughout their lives.  Life skills and leadership development will also be covered by this developmental program.

Register Online or  complete Registration Form

3v3 Basketball League (6 Weeks)

Picture of teens playing basketball

Mondays July 8 - August 12  Time: 6-8 pm (1 Day a week)
Ages: 15-18  Cost: $10 
Location:  MLK Center, 401 S. 8th Street, Wilmington | 341.0057 or 765.7466
New 3 vs 3 Basketball League. Fast paced first team to 21 game. Bring your own team (Max:4) or be a free agent and we will put you on a team. Teams will play multiple games a day. A double elimination playoff format at the end of the season.

Register Online or  complete Registration Form


Collaborative Programs 

Field & Facility Rentals 

Please call 343.3682 or email if you have questions.

Rained Out

Sign up to receive Text alerts or emails informing you of condition of athletic fields or courts. Note the city does not charge for this service. 

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)
Mondays & Fridays 
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 ensure gym will be open to public.

COST: Free