The Tonsler League, originally established in 2010 by Damien “Snake” Banks and formerly known as the Banks Collage Basketball Association (BCBA), in 2022 the league was taken over by Dr. Wes Bellamy and renamed as the Tonsler League in honor of Benjamin Tonsler, the former principal of 30 years of the first Black school in Charlottesville, entrepreneur, and community leader.

The Tonsler League is a Men's Summer Basketball League that plays from June through August each summer. The league is known for its infectious family-like atmosphere. Each summer, teams get together to compete at Tonsler Park, aka THE JUNGLE, in hopes of winning the championship title and bragging rights until the next season.


Men's games will be held on Thursdays (at CHS) and Sundays (at Tonsler Park); Jr. Tonsler games will be held on Tuesdays (at Tonsler Park). Each evening, there will be three games held at 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM.

Can I Watch Games Online?

All games are live-streamed on our The Tonsler League facebook page.

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