190 14th ST.
The Matchbox is a gym in Apalachicola, Florida that serves as a safe place for youth to gather after school, on weekends, and during the summer to hangout, play sports, and do homework. Found on the campus of the old Apalachicola High School, this gym was once the high school’s main gymnasium before the county consolidated into Franklin County School. Basketball is huge in Apalachicola, and many of the residents remember going to games at the Matchbox when they were younger. Now refurbished, the Matchbox is a reminder to the community that they are all a part of something bigger than themselves. The Matchbox will serve as the main Apalachicola location for New Rules Basketball Academy.