PRESS RELEASE – Episode 9 – ROAD TO PLAYOFFS

Commissioner: Brad Wright (818) 703-8333
Public Relations: Chikako Horii at (310) 383-1538MEDIA ALERT
For Immediate Release

                                                            Venice Basketball League Summer fun hot heated Games
                                                                                  at Venice Beach August 19th.
                                         The Kids Venice Basketball League Camp will be held prior to the VBL Festivities.

WHAT:

The Venice Basketball League (VBL) is a high intensity Streetball League and highly entertaining basketball experience. Come and be a witness.
Kicking the day off is the Kids Venice Basketball League Camp from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Kids are exposed to surfing, nutrition, yoga and basketball techniques from the best in the league.
Expect to see fast paste competitive games along with live DJ’s and play by play commentating.
The day will be featuring the League’s premier players, celebrities.

WHEN:

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

KVBL – Kids Venice Basketball League Camp: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

VBL -12.30pm till sunset. 4 exciting games

12:30 pm: Opener – 3G’s VS APL
1:30pm: Rivalry game – Sunblock VS White Collars
3pm: Main Event – Mean Ones VS CITI MouthOffs
4:30pm: SHOWCASE GAME – Beach warriors VS United Nations

Playoffs:

  • Quarter of finals: August 26th Venice Beach

  • Semi Finals August 30th: 8-11pm Hollywood Rec Center “Cahuenga Dome

  • VBL FINALS: September 2nd: –12.30pm -VENICE BEACH

WHERE:

VeniceBall Basketball Courts ( Blue courts)
1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach, CA  90291
(323) 706-1648 or (310) 928-3116

Who We Are:

The Venice Basketball league is celebrating it’s 5th year in the making. We strive to showcase, entertain and inspire. VBL A place where the game never stops as we take our competition from the beach to the most legendary courts in California. Founded by some of Los Angeles’ primary trendsetters, the VBL brings a cool combination of entertainment-style play from LA’s top players to a structured team agenda. Our league ranges from Professional D-Leaguers and NBA draft picks to solid entertainment players, top entertainers and celebrities to college/ high school MVP’s to street ball’s most skilled tricksters. The VBL has evolved from its humble beginnings in 2007 into a reputable roster compiled with the highest of standards in ethics and talent.
Over the years we have had the privilege of having Pro’s play like Rockets- Juaquin Hawkins, Lakers- Zack Andrews, Clippers- Keith Closs, NFL Donald Penn. Jordan Cameron, Terrel Owens scored 30 points once…
Streetball Legends join The VBL such as The Bone Collector, Sick Wit It, The Assassin, Springs, The Beast, Kenny Dobbs, Young Hollywood, J.Boogie, Hollywizzle, SpinMaster, Rashid Byrd…
Appearences and performances by Lakers- AC Green and Rick Fox, John Salley, Dirt Nasty, Pittsburg Slim…Directors like Martin GuiGui and Nick Goosen, Rappers Thurzday & Eastwood…

What We Do:

The Venice Basketball League consists of 10 selectively casted teams.  VBL hoops combined with the sounds of the best DJ’s bring a combination of entertainment-style play and most physical action with No free throws.  We follow a structured team agenda and evolved from its humble beginnings in 2007 into a “reputable roster compiled with the highest of standards in ethics and talent.” This June 2012 Jordan brand invited our all star selection to participate in Quai 54 international tournament in Paris France. VBL went to the semi finals out of 32 teams worldwide.
VBL ranges from Professional D-Leaguers and NBA draft picks to solid entertainment players, top entertainers, and celebrities to college and high school MVP’s and even street ball’s most skilled tricksters
The event will be narrated by the Venice Beach League’s best announcers Mouthpiece & DB who catch every move, mistake and banter, providing a never before seen perspective for spectators and players alike
Every summer, the best basketball players, dancers, rappers, bands and DJ’s showcase their talent on the world famous courts of Venice, interacting with a diverse audience to create the liveliest, unscripted event ever. If you were to miss it, the VBL camera crew is here to capture it all, and highlights will soon be featured all over the web as well as on a local TV network… stay tuned!
In 2008 KVBL was created a FREE camp prior all VBL events, where kids could discover and pratice new ways of living. Known as The Natural Leaders camp, it continues to give our kids a strong foundation, not only in basketball skills, surfing and broadly based health and fitness, but also global awareness and responsibility.

Mission Statement:

Using basketball as a catalyst to create a safe environment for youth around the globe, promoting healthy diets, exercise, leadership and sustainable living. 

For more info about Venice Basketball League visit: www.veniceball.com or for The Kids Venice Basketball League go to: www.kvbl.org.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor inquiries contact: Nick Ansom (Founder) at (323) 839-6611/email: nick@veniceball.com.

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