On April 7, 2018, several team owners in the WBCBL met in Atlanta, GA to discuss the upcoming season, necessary changes to advance the mission of the league and the bright future in store for the organization.
Founder and President Willie McCray facilitated the meeting, encouraging dialogue between owners entering their first season and owners in the league for a longer term. The Director of Officials offered some great insight into the history of the league and its growth since inception. One of our Regional Directors shared stories of the relationships that she has forged with community leaders in her area and offered an abundance of ideas of how she has assisted other owners in (and outside of) her region. What priceless information!
The league’s ‘benefit package’ was revisited. Why do owners choose the WBCBL? Wherein lies our value? What sets our league apart? How have we managed to stand the test of time in comparison to so many other leagues? These questions were truly ‘food for thought.’ By the end of the meeting, there was an overwhelming sense of excitement about the season, a greater understanding about and commitment to the roles of the administration and owners and a deeper determination to help propel the league to greater prominence; to, in fact, be the premier professional development league for women’s basketball we have always strived to be!
- Ms. Temekia Morton
WBCBL Vice President