The Venice Basketball League
Welcome to VeniceBall, where the game never stops.
Who We Are:
The Venice Basketball league is celebrating it’s 7th year in the making for 2013.
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.
What We Do:
The Venice Basketball League consists of 10 selective 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. Throughout the year we participate in numerous tournaments, leagues and host weekly FREE clinics at Oakwood.
We also have a traveling team that travels throughout the Midwest to take part in Fund Raising events. TOUR TEAM AND PROGRAM HERE
• Venice Beach courts are the most popular outdoor courts in the world• 100,000 people is the average Sunday summer attendance to the Venice Beach boardwalk
• The Venice Beach boardwalk the most popular tourist destination in the entire state of California in front of Disneyland
• Venice Beach attracts 20 million local and international visitors per year, with 9 million under the age of 35 yrs.
• 65% of those visitors make over $50K annually.
We have had the privilege of having NBA players & Veterans like- Rockets -Juaquin Hawkins, Lakers- Zack Andrews, Clippers- Keith Closs, Timberwolves- Malcom Lee, Warriors -Tony Farmer
Streetball Legends join The VBL such as The Bone Collector, Sick Wit It, The Assassin, Springs, The Beast, Kenny Dobbs, Young Hollywood, J.Boogie, SpinMaster, Rashid Byrd.
NFL Terrell Owens, Donald Penn & Cameron Jordan plan on joining our winter/spring league once again.
Appearences and performances by Lakers- AC Green and Rick Fox, Lucius Allen, John Salley, Dirt Nasty
Directors like Martin GuiGui and Nick Goosen.
ActorsTexas Battle, Michael B Jordan, Bryan Larrabee
And the list keeps on growing every year. “VBL creates a player experience like no other” J.Hawkins and that is the reason why multimillion dollar making athletes and entertainers keep on coming back for more.
11 VBL players are currently playing professional overseas and will be back for summer ball.
Whether you elect to be a court sponsor or major event partner, with over 100,000 people on the Venice Boardwalk, you are sure to get noticed by thousands of potential clients and customers.
No matter what level of sponsorship you select, you will be contributing to an event that brings families and friends together for 11 unbeatable Sundays of basketball and festival activities.
Summer season sponsorship packages are currently being revised as we are locking in event dates and will depend on our distribution deal with networks as we are planning on having VBL televised this summer.
Our goal is to keep on building VeniceBall popularity and growing our fan base at the same time until summertime comes. Starting June 2nd and September 7th be ready to be a witness to the revolution of the sport of basketball. Tune in to the show!
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Kids Venice Basketball League (KVBL) uses basketball as a catalyst to create a
safe environment for youth around the globe, promoting healthy diets,
leadership, exercise, and sustainable living.
Building upon its tradition of unity and taking advantage of the family atmosphere of Venice Beach, the VBL founded: The Kids Venice Basketball League (KVBL) in 2007. This is a non- profit, 501©3 collaborative committed to empowering the under-privileged children of Los Angeles.
Once a week from winter to fall the KVBL takes place from indoor facilities to the beach. Our focus is to give kids a strong foundation, not only in basketball skills and broadly based health and fitness, but also global awareness and responsibility.
At no cost to the children or their families, KVBL kids are exposed to the following: Yoga instruction from world-renowned Yoga masters; basketball lessons with some of the League’s premier players and other celebrities; fitness facts and training from Vegan nutrition professionals. Gourmet chefs will demonstrate to the kids the simplicity of eating healthy by making together healthy smoothies and lunch. The boys and girls of the camp are also given the opportunity to play in a similarly structured league in the afternoon where kids will shine, earn a nickname and showcase their talent in front of everyone.
For more info about Venice Basketball League or KVBL visit: www.veniceball.com
Sponsorship and Exhibitor inquiries contact:
Chika Hori (PR) at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companies who have already sponsored and donated to the VBL/KVBL include the following:
City Of Los Angeles, AEG, RVCA, Nike, AC Green and 3BA, Los Angeles Clippers, Vitamin Water, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Fresh and Easy, Powerade, Power 106, KDay, Honest Tea, Bryan McKnight show, Rogue Status, Record Surplus, The ZGlove, Sidewalk Cafe, Transphusion, Power 106, Essential Living Foods, and others.