In seeking to abide by social distancing guidelines, we have decided to withhold from having community basketball for the foreseeable future. Check back here for any updates.

Community Basketball has been an ongoing outreach of the Dawson Recreation Ministry to the greater community of the city of Birmingham. For over 20 years, men of all ages and skill levels have met on the basketball court of the Recreation Center on Dawson's campus for a friendly pickup game of basketball. Over the years, bridges have between built between communities through friendships made on the court.

If you desire to be a part of a greater community and enjoy basketball, please join us!

Community Basketball Guidelines

Monday - Friday  |  6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

NO Community Ball on Saturdays!

Player Fee:  $3 per player or Rec Center Membership in good standing (no guests please)

  • Speech - reasonable level, non-threatening, free of profanity
  • Behavior - self-controlled with no intent to harm others
  • Dress - shorts & shirt, appropriate coverage of the body, no images or language contrary to the Christian perspective

The following items are prohibited, ANYWHERE on Dawson's campus :

  • Tobacco in any form or vaping device
  • Weapons or ANYTHING considered as or used as a weapon
  • Controlled substances
  • ANYTHING that would detract from a safe environment


  • Willful violation of any of these guidelines could lead to loss of eligibility to participate temporarily OR long term.
  • Any staff member of the Dawson Ministerial or Recreation staff will have full rights to enforce these Community Basketball guidelines and FRC Guidelines as needed

Winter Community Basketball Schedule

Community Basketball will be CLOSED on the following days:

  • Jan. 1 – New Year's Day
  • Jan. 21 – MLK Day
  • May 27–Aug., 2 – Summer Camps
  • Sept. 2 – Labor Day
  • Oct. 25 – Fall Festival
  • Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
  • Dec. 25 – Christmas Day
  • Additional dates may be added as they come up.