BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. (WTVA) - The first annual SB Fitness summer basketball league tipped off Saturday at Blue Mountain College.
Ten teams will compete over eight weeks with a league champion to be crowned.
This league is the vision of Shane Butler, a Tupelo High graduate and BMC basketball hall of famer.
Butler says the tragic death of his brother inspired him to find a purpose bigger than himself
"My brother was murdered almost two years ago," said Butler. "It was something that I wanted to start my business after, to bring guys together. I didn't want to see the next guy that I love come across violence, gun violence."
For more information, head to sbfitnessllc.com.