Wrieden said that the interaction between the high school athletes and their younger counterparts is what makes the program worthwhile.
"The goal is to get the kids to learn basketball skills and have a good time," said Wrieden.
"It's a good social experience, and it's also good to get the kids up and moving," added Tetreault. "Any activity is good for a kid."
The Shooting Stars Challenger Basketball League will run every Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Middle School off Sand Creek Road in Colonie through March 8. The program is still accepting registrations for any child in the Capital District.
For information, call the Colonie Youth Center at 438-9596.""