As we continue to grow, we are taking steps to ensure our longevity and progression toward setting the standard for post-collegiate athletics on a professional stage. The WBCBL is continuously seeking ways to better our operations and build brand awareness.
With that being said, it is a blessing and an honor to officially announce our own, Ms. Terri Steed, as the new WBCBL Commissioner. Ms. Steed has been actively involved with the WBCBL since 2008. She has provided stability and growth as a member, Team Owner, Regional Director and Assistant Vice President of the WBCBL. As Commissioner, she brings to the table over 26 years of experience in City Park and Recreation management, conflict resolution, event planning, and wealth of knowledge with 21+ years of professional sports experience.
Please welcome Ms. Steed into her new role and let’s continue working together to move forward.
Ms. Steed can be reached via email at Commissioner@WBCBL.com
-- Mr. Willie McCray
WBCBL Founder & President
Charlotte Invasion will Compete Against Georgia Stampede in Season Opener on May 6th
Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte Invasion is more than just a national championship basketball team. They are Charlotte’s hometown champions! Their superior talent and dedication has yielded three championship trophies in just 3 years of play. The most competitive women’s basketball can be found here! This year’s season opener will take place at Charlotte Latin School – 9502 Providence Rd. in Charlotte, NC on May 6th at 2 p.m. against a new entry into the Carolinas Region - Georgia Stampede.
We are Charlotte Invasion - that’s the theme of the 2017 season! This community organization is bringing home the relatability of being a champion by asking everyone to “Join the Hive” with each level being a champion level. This initiative falls in line with Charlotte Invasion’s championship mentality and commitment to bringing the community together.
The Charlotte Invasion is still looking for community partners in terms of sponsorships and partnerships to champion our motto of service, support, and heart healthy lifestyle education. “Invest in the Invasion” is a program that allows partners to choose their level of involvement and customize their benefits package from top to bottom. There really is no wrong way to get involved! Like they said, every level is a champion level!
This season will prove to be the most exciting as we pull from Charlotte’s best talent in an effort to bring home another championship!
Charlotte Invasion’s season starts on May 6th, but the community impact will continue throughout the year. They 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.
About Charlotte Invasion:
We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization whose mission is to empower and engage the athletic community through service, support and heart healthy lifestyle education.Our purpose is to collectively mobilize our team to community resource ambassadors to create leadership development opportunities for young women to exhibit everyday excellence.
About the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League:
The WBCBL's mission is to provide highly competitive basketball for women age 20 and older (by May 1st). The competition level ranges from former College players to former NWBL and WNBA players and current international players. In addition, the WBCBL has built a networking relationship with professional international basketball scouts and agents to broaden the possibility of higher-level professional jobs being offered. ###
Photo by Timothy Ramsey
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
The Lady Warcats will kick off their basketball season in about a month’s time. As a way to give back to the community, they donated tickets to the UniverSoul Circus to students of Ashley Academy last week.
Regina Strickland, director of Marketing and Advertising for the Lady Warcats, said she connected with Jernetta Johnson, who works at Ashley Academy, at church and they discussed ways the Lady Warcats could volunteer at the school by reading and visiting with the kids.
About a month later, Strickland came back to Johnson with the idea of the circus and the plan blossomed from there. The kids who won the tickets were raffle winners from the school and ranged from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Johnson was accompanied by Jenaya Abernathy and Lindsay Lee, two players from the Lady Warcats team. They spoke to the children about the team and gave them advice about how to be a successful student.
“This was great and I was glad to be able to come out and talk with them,” Lee said. “I just wanted to let them know that when you have goals education is very important. It’s all about the kids because you have to reach them while they are young.”
Abernathy added, “it was a blessing for me because it actually made me feel like a kid again. It’s like I went back in time so to speak and I got a chance to see what I look like in their eyes by just giving back and being genuine with them. Just to be able to give them words of wisdom that I wish I could have gotten from older people when I was their age made this all worth it.”
Scarlet Linville Ashley Academy Principal, said she was really happy for the Lady Warcats to come in and speak to the children. She says many have never been to the circus so this is a life changing experience for them.
“We are really excited when the community comes in and shows the kids options with their education,” Linville continued. “This is a great reinforcement of positive behavior because we are focusing on that here. I like the fact they shared their personal stories about hard work and commitment because that’s what it takes.”
Strickland was happy to begin a relationship between Ashley and the Lady Warcats. She says this is the beginning of many more visits from the team.
“When we first thought of the idea I was of course excited because we want to make sure we stay connected with the community,” added Strickland. “We just wanted to take it to another level and we will come and do things with the kids on an academic level however to make this really exciting we decided to bless the kids with a trip to the circus.”
In the future, the Lady Warcats plan to come back to Ashley and read to the kids and other classroom