The Winston Salem Lady WARCATS mascot, “Kitty-ROARRR” made her debut entrance on Saturday, May 28, 2016 during their 2016 Youth FUNdamentals Basketball Camp. The Camp was a HUGE success and the children fell in love with "Kitty-ROARRR"; they enjoyed hugging, dancing and taking pictures with the newest edition to the WARCATS family...... Help us welcome "Kitty_ROARRR"
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines’ newest sports attraction, the Iowa Force women’s basketball team has begun its inaugural season. Coached by former Drake basketball player Ja’Nae` Mosley, the Force have assembled a current roster of 10 players for this 2016 season.
Now two games into the season, the Force are sitting at a record of 1-1 following an opening week loss to the Nebraska Strikers and a victory this past week against the Missouri Arch Angels. The Force will play their next game at home against the St. Louis Surge, at AIB College of Business in Des Moines on May 21st. The Force will look to advance their record to 2-1 on the season.
At the next home game on the 21st of May, the Force will be doing a fundraiser for Race for Hope Des Moines. Make sure you are at the game that day to find out how you can help.
The Force will also be hosting a basketball camp on Thursday, June 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Valley Community Center in West Des Moines for ages 8-18. The camp will be free for all who bring a donation to YESS, the Youth Emergency Situations and Shelter of Iowa. For a list of donation items, visit http://www.yessiowa.org/in-kinddonations.aspx. For more information about the camp and to register, visit the Iowa Force website.
While the roster is currently at 10 players, the Force are still looking for more to join. For anyone interested in playing, visit the Iowa Force website.
The Force are also looking for energetic and positive people interested in helping out during the season. For anyone interested, visit the website for more information on available positions.
Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte Invasion is more than just a national championship basketball team. This hometown team is focused on mobilizing players to become community resource ambassadors in addition to champions! The 2016 season will prove to be the most exciting yet as they will embark on new partnerships with organizations throughout Charlotte. The belief that being a champion is a way of life is integral in the Charlotte Invasion organization.
Charlotte Invasion is still a young franchise, however, they were regular season champs, regional champions, and are the current national champions and are ranked #1 in the nation – ending the season at 15-0. Charlotte Invasion has 3 players who were drafted to the Euro league; Tiffany Brown – Sweden; Kelsey Harris – Ireland; and in 2014, Lindsey Montgomery – Romania. In addition, last season the team boasted four players in the top 10 in the region, and one ranked in the top 10 in the nation. The 2016 season will undoubtedly yield even more accolades and awards for Charlotte Invasion!
On the court, Charlotte Invasion has proven to be the best, but it doesn’t stop there with this team. Off the court, they have created leadership development opportunities through strategic partnerships with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, The Omar Carter Charity, Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation and the American Cancer Society. Our purpose to provide educational outreach to athletes, team members and supporters on promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy heart and lifestyle is further exemplified through our community relations. The Invasion way is one of community service, encouragement, hard work and dedication. The bottom line is giving back and bringing hope!
Charlotte Invasion’s season starts on May 14th. We are always looking for talented young women who are looking to take their careers to the next level and help uplift the community. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or team information, please visit our website at www.charlotteinvasion.com or call our Director of Marketing, Alexis Davis at (919) 673-6736.
The Georgia Soul Women’s Basketball Organization is proud and honored to announce that it’s very own Jolene Tamboue has been selected to attend the training camp for the Olympics, representing her native country Cameroon.
A graduate of the University of Akron, Jolene also known as “Jo”, is guard/ post player and is valuable asset to the Georgia Soul. We are confident that she will represent the organization as well as her native country extremely well. The Georgia Soul Basketball Organization wishes “Jo” the best as she goes on to achieve great things and accomplish her dream of playing for the Olympics. Congratulations “Jo”!!
Dominique Simmons will depart to play in an international tour in Kenya, Africa for a duration of 3 weeks. During this time, Simmons will compete against Africa’s National Teams and women’s club teams in surrounding areas. Although, the desire is to win games and compete, a portion of the tour will include conducting basketball camps and helping with various service projects of surrounding African communities.
The international tour will start in Ohio, where all selected athletes will participate in a 3 day training camp, prior to flying over to Africa to compete. The international tour is being hosted by Cru-Campus Crusade for Christ International, who sends both men’s and women’s teams to compete overseas each year and represent the love of Christ through basketball.
This spring, Des Moines is be home to a new developmental basketball team in the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL.)
The Iowa Force Women’s Basketball Team will be made up of 15 players who want to play competitively and/or move their careers to a professional level. They will compete against MidWest teams located in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
The WBCBL is a premier professional development basketball league that has nearly 40 teams across the country and gives women a chance to continue their basketball careers competitively. The league has been in business since its inaugural season of 2005.
The Iowa Force will play nine games in its first season, beginning on May 7 in Omaha, NE. The season will run until the middle of July and finish with an end of the season tournament in August.
Roster spots are still available for those who are interested in joining the team. Anyone interested in helping out with different areas of the team, there are staff positions available.
For more information or for ways to get involved with the team, visit the Iowa Force Basketball website (www.iowaforcewbb.com)
The Winston Salem Lady WARCATS presents our 2016 Youth FUNdamentals Basketball Camp for ages 6-12 (co-ed) onSaturday, May 28, 2016 from 12pm-4pm at Piedmont International University.
Registration fee is only $15 per participant. Camp will consist of Skills, Contest, Prizes, Food and also entrance to our Home game at 5pm that evening. Register your child online TODAY at www.ladywarcats.com.
The Winston Salem Lady WARCATS will by hosting a Charity Game on Saturday, May 7th at 3pm for their S.M.I.L.E.S. (Supporting Many Innocent Lives Enabling Success) Charity Basketball Game at Fulton YMCA. This charity game is to assist those affected by domestic violence. The Winston Salem Lady WARCATS Organization has linked up with the Winston Salem Police Department and Eliza's Helping Hands to make this charity game a success. ADMISSION IS TO BRING AN ITEM TO DONATE!!! More information can be found on flyer.
LaCoya Terry and Special Jennings made a pair of buckets to close the Georgia Soul's 75-72 win Sunday over the Conyers Rockets in the new professional team's first ever game. Terry led the home team with 21 points. Eboni Fields added 16 points and Jennings chipped in 14.
The Soul used a 30-8 second quarter blitz to turn a 24-12 deficit into a 42-32 lead when Fields buried a three in transition just before halftime. The Rockets tied the game at 67 with three minutes remaining before Terry and Jennings closed the deal.
Everything about the Soul's debut game and season has been very impressive.
Team owner Nesia Wright, who starred at Augusta University, has helped create quite a buzz about the new professional team. The players and coaches conducted a free basketball clinic Saturday at Evans High School for 100 area female students.
The stands were full for the season opener. It seemed like half the people there were sporting Georgia Soul t-shirts. And the crowd cheered loudly for the home team.
- Chad Cook's AugBball
The Flyers Pro Elite are making huge strives in the community. On April 30th at 7:30pm they will be holding a benefit game for a young man named Ayden Frail. Ayden is battling cancer for the second time and the Flyers have dedicated this game to his family and him. Over 30 local business will be donating things to raffle off and the Flyers will be donating 50% of all proceeds to the Frail Family. The Flyers are changing lives one day at a time. The event will be held at Elsberry High School where the Flyers will be playing this 2016 season. "It's not just about basketball, it's about making a difference one day at a time."
- Coach Brittney Dowell