Some of the nation’s top high school boys basketball talent will go head-to-head this weekend at The St. James NIBC Invitational in Springfield, VA

The St. James NIBC Invitational will bring the country’s the top high school boys basketball talent to the nation’s capital for eight days of competition. The showcase-style event will highlight some of the highest-ranked teams and players in the country in head-to-head competition. All games will be played at The St. James, the Washington area’s premier sports and entertainment destination.

Click link for full schedule: St. James NIBC Invitational Schedule

TEAMS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND:

Montverde Academy

IMG Academy

Sunrise Christian Academy

Paul VI Catholic High School

DeMatha Catholic High School

Legacy Early College

La Lumiere School

Wasatch Academy

Oak Hill Academy

AZ Compass Prep

St. Frances Academy

John Marshall High School

Bishop Walsh School

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy

Houston High School

iSchool of Lewisville

For daily updated information, follow these twitter accounts @TheStJames and @HoopfestUSA

Nina Zavala
Nina Zavala Group
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EVENT SPONSORSHIP DECK OUTLINE: What should be included in your proposal when seeking sponsorship.

This is a basic outline of suggested information that should be included in your presentation deck/proposal when seeking event sponsorship. ***Please advise this blog post is based off my professional experience when seeking sponsorships. It does not guarantee that you will secure sponsorship***

Title Page (Slide 1)
Event Sponsorship Proposal
Name of the Event
Event Date

About Your Organization (Slide 2)
Mission, vision, programs, services
Paragraph addresses your experience/expertise and credibility in organizing successful events

Event Information (Slide 3)
Event Background
Main purpose of the event
What the event is (tournament, fundraiser, party etc.)
History
Why does this event exist?
How did it start?
Who started the event?
Is it the first year for the event or is it an annual event?

Also include the following:

Name of Event
Date of Event
Time of Event
Who is expected to attend the event/
Include approximate number of guests

Event Objectives/Demographics (Slide 4)
What does this event need to achieve to be successful
What are the goals of the current year (include previous goals if applicable)
Ensure, where possible – the objectives are measurable (so you can measure success or
lack thereof)

• Activities
What activities are planned for the event?
What will people likely be doing?

Reach and Target Audience (1/4 page)
Explain who will participate in event
Psychographic/Demographic information – the more detailed, the better
Number of expected attendees
Other companies that are involved
Will there be any National /Local media coverage? Live stream opportunities

Benefits to the Sponsor (3 Slides: 5, 6, 7)
1. Detail the various levels of sponsorship
2. Marketing benefits & opportunities for each level
3. Sponsorship fee associated with each level
4. Although, your initial deck will be universal, once you have a lead from a potential sponsor, I would recommend offering a tailored deck to meet their business objectives. Below are some suggestions when researching the company goals.
**Identify why you believe this company would benefit by sponsoring your event/organization
** Does the sponsor shares the same target audience as your event/organization
** Is their business operations in the same city
** Is the company seeking a positive public perception by attaching itself to a community initiative

Opportunity (Slide 8)

***This is the slide you want to add any bells and whistles to. As the reader is coming to an end of the presentation and deciding if your event would be a good fit, this slide entices them to a probable yes.

Any media you have negotiated
Summarize any and all important benefits to the sponsor
Explain how you will identify the success of the event
Number of participants, dollars raised, new supporters, media awareness, etc

Contact Information (Slide 9)

Name (first and last)o Title
Organization
Social Media Handles (make sure they’re linked)
Phone Number
Email Address
Website Address

Additional Suggestions
• Use bullet points and minimal wording as possible (don’t lose your readers attention with some much verbiage)
• Use visuals!!! This keeps your reader engaged
(If not, a first time event) Implement photos from past events – audiences, other sponsors, signage, setups, etc.
• Logo’s; include your logo on every page. If you can incorporate the company’s logo at some point it may be worthwhile, that way you can physically demonstrate the alignment between your organization and theirs
• Research companies philanthropic history; tap into their website, press writeups, ad placements, and any other industry-specific resources.
• Focus most of your proposal on the benefits to the potential sponsors

Nina Zavala
Nina Zavala Group
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2020 All-South Pangos Fr/So Camp presented by @Ethika – October 3rd & 4th | @fcppangos @trigonis30

2020 PANGOS ALL-SOUTH FROSH/SOPH CAMP

LOCATION: Duncanville Fieldhouse
1700 South Main Street
Duncanville TX  75137

Day Camper Fee: $225.00. Click link to register (space is limited): REGISTRATION
* No overnight option this year due to Covid-19 restrictions

Parental/Family Admission: parents and family members will be permitted to attend. Daily Admission will be $15 and a 2-day camp pass will be $25.

All participating players will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to all the top national/regional scouts expected to attend.

All games live-streamed by BallerTV.com for easy viewing by college coaches. Recent Fullcourt Press/Pangos events like Pangos Rocky Mountain Summit and Pangos “Best of” Leagues in Dallas, Colorado, Utah, Indiana, Iowa and Arizona have averaged 200+ viewers per game (mostly college coaches). 

Camp Recaps by Nothing But Net Magazine:  www.nbnmagazine.com

2019 NBN Magazine Camp Recap: https://nbnmagazine.com/2019-pangos-all-south-frosh-soph-camp-recap/

Top national scouts/media scheduled to be present:
Frank Burlison (McDonald’s AA Game & NBPA Camp committee/BurlisonOnBasketball.com)
Van Coleman (McDonald’s AA Game & NBPA Camp committee/NBN Magazine)
Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life/Fab 50 Nat’l HS Team Rankings)
Dinos Trigonis (Nothing But Net Magazine and Pangos All-American Camp)

Top Video-Outlets present:  Ball is Life, OverTime and Ball Dawgs

Top Players Invited to 2021 Pangos All-American Camp

All Players Receive a Pangos All-Frosh/Soph Camp tee-shirt

Click link for: Camp Covid-19 Protocols & Regulations

Apply for media credentials: MEDIA REQUEST FORM

For more information contact Dinos @  (562) 804-8747 or e-mail: Trigonis30@aol.com

Pangos Camp updates follow on twitter: @Trigonis30

Compton Magic x NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again **EXCLUSIVE** Merchandise Collaboration Set to Release Friday, May 22

Compton Magic, one of the most prominent elite youth basketball programs based out of California has teamed up with renown hip-hop artist, NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again to release an iconic limited edition CM x Never Broke Again merchandise collaboration.

The exclusive lifestyle collection will feature an array t-shirts, hoodies, joggers, and jersey’s set to release Friday, May 22nd at noon (PT) on www.neverbrokeagain.com.

COMPTON MAGIC x NBA YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN

“This is the first time our brand has been open to the public” said Etop Udo-Ema (Director of Compton Magic).”We’re excited to partner with NBA YoungBoy – One of the hottest rappers in the world and the Never Broke Again brand

Mikey Williams, NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Etop Udo-Ema

ABOUT COMPTON MAGIC

Founded in 1993 by Etop Udo-Ema, Compton Magic has established itself as one of the most influential grassroots basketball programs in the nation – sending over 300 student-athletes to college and nearly 40 players to the NBA. The adidas (3SSB – 3 Stripes Select Basketball) sponsored program holds an unrivaled position as an epicenter of basketball, culture, philanthropy and entertainment – driving the next generation of super stars to display their talents on and off court.

For more information about Compton Magic, visit their website at: www.comptonmagic.net

Follow on Twitter: @Compton_Magic

Follow on IG: @ComptonMagic

Follow on Facebook: Compton Magic

#PressRelease Former Athlete Turned Entrepreneur Launches World’s First Portable Basketball Shooting Machine. #GRINDBasketball


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(Houston, TX – May 15th, 2020) Thomas Fields, Founder & C.E.O. of GRIND Inc., a sports technology and athletic equipment provider, recently announced the launch of “GRIND Machine”, the world’s first portable basketball shooting machine designed to enhance independent drill training- anywhere and anytime.

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The revolutionary shooting machine has been proven to be effective in improving players’ catch & shoot efficiency, footwork, balance, explosion and follow through, while increasing player creativity & basketball IQ.
GRIND Machine allows the player to shoot up to 500 shots an hour by capturing rebounds and automatically passing the ball back to the player at any given spot on the court- including the NCAA 3pt regulation range. GRIND Basketball is equipped with a 12-foot net around the rim that strategically forces players to put more of an arch on their shot, translating to a higher percentage of made shots. This technique in repetition aims to increase muscle memory.

Fields believes this might be the most innovative, yet ideal shooting machine ever designed – “You practice ten times more efficiently using the shooting machine, so it was important to design this for practical use. I wanted to build something that basketball players, coaches, and trainers would love, because they could use it wherever and whenever.” said (Thomas Fields, Founder/Ceo of GRIND).

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Fully furnished, GRIND Machine seamlessly folds into a 4’x2’ weather-protective duffle bag, equipped with durable wheels for relaxed transportation.

 

Key Features:
● Portability at 48” L x 22” W x 22” H
● Weight: 100Ibs (equipped with wheels to easily transport)
● 500 shots an hour
● Manual 5 spot shooting
● Affordable (lowest market price with payment plan options)
● One-year complimentary warranty

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Training Benefits:
GRIND has a NO STANDING RULE, the GRIND Machine uses one ball and forces players to work hard and smart, simultaneously.
● Move without the ball
● Catch and attack
● Make shots under fatigue
● Perfect the footwork
GRIND Machine is now available for pre-orders for delivery November, 2020. For more information, please visit GrindBasketball.com. 

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Follow GRIND on Twitter: @GrindBasketbal

Follow GRIND on Instagram: @GrindBasketball_

 

ABOUT GRIND
Founded in 2016 by Thomas Fields, GRIND Inc. was created to equip underserved communities with innovative sports technology that enhances athlete performance, elevates the training experience, and allows athletes to practice anywhere, anytime. The company strives to inspire the youth to access pathways of entrepreneurship, engineering and technology through athletics and GRIND products.

FREE online event: Power of Positive Summit {April 2nd-8th}. Speakers include NFL/NBA College Players/Coaches, Authors, Thought Leaders & more. #PowerofPositiveSummit

#POWEROFPOSITIVESUMMIT

 

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Put the Power of Positive to work for you. Learn from our 30+ elite speakers (listed below) that include bestselling authors, top leaders, NFL/NBA/College players/coaches, and more. Each speaker will share a short video message, which includes actionable advice, that will help you to stay positive, overcome challenges and make a greater difference.

Sign up to receive access details via email: Sign Up Now Here

 

2020 PARTICIPATING SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Jon Gordon
JonGordon.com
Jon Gordon is a speaker and bestselling author of multiple books on the topics of leadership, culture, sales, and teamwork.

Coach Dabo Swinney
DaboSwinney.com
Dabo Swinney is the Head Football Coach of the National Champions, Clemson University.

Jamie Kern Lima
JamieKernLima.com
Jamie Kern Lima is an entrepreneur, speaker and the co-founder of IT Cosmetics, which sold to L’Oreal for $1.2 billion.

Dave Hollis
TheHollisCo.com
Dave Hollis is the CEO of the Hollis Company with his wife, Rachel Hollis. Also author of the new book “Get Out of Your Own Way.”

Matthew West
MatthewWest.com
Matthew West is a 5 time grammy nominated singer / songwriter with multiple chart topping songs.

Ryan Holiday
RyanHoliday.net
Ryan Holiday is the New York Times bestselling author of “Stillness is the Key” and other books

Chiney Ogwumike
@Chiney321
Chiney Ogwumike is a player for The WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks and broadcaster on ESPN.

Donald Miller
StoryBrand.com
Donald Miller is a bestselling author and the CEO of StoryBrand, helping organizations clarify their brand message.

Nick Nurse
Raptors.com
Nick Nurse is the Head Coach of the NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors.

Christine Caine
ChristineCaine.com
Christine Caine is an activist, author, and international speaker. She is the founder of The A21 Campaign, as well as Propel Women.

Inky Johnson
InkyJohnson.com
Inky Johnson is a speaker/former collegiate athlete for the UT Volunteers.

Molly Fletcher
MollyFletcher.com
Molly Fletcher is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and former sports agent.

Jon Acuff
Acuff.me
Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of multiple books. He’s also a sought after speaker.

Derwin Gray
DerwinLGray.com
Derwin Gray is a former professional football player in the NFL and the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church in South Carolina.

Bob Goff
BobGoff.com
Bob Goff is the bestselling author of “Love Does” and “Everybody Always.” He’s also the Founder of @lovedoes.

Chris Guillebeau
ChrisGuillebeau.com
Chris Guillebeau is a writer and compulsive traveler. Author of SIDE HUSTLE, THE $100 STARTUP, and host of daily podcast #SideHustleSchool.

Rory Vaden
RoryVaden.com
Rory Vaden is a top speaker, bestselling author and co-founder of Brand Builders Group.

Coach Mike Bayer
CoachMikeBayer.com
Coach Mike Bayer, seen regularly on The Dr. Phil Show, is the New York Times bestselling author of “Best Self.”

Cori Close
@CoachCloseUCLA
Cori Close is the Head Coach of UCLA Women’s Basketball.

Anthony Trucks
AnthonyTrucks.com
Anthony Trucks is a Former NFL Player, American Ninja Warrior, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker.

Dan Cortese
@dancortese
Iconic MTV Sports host, accomplished actor for over 25 years and author of the book Step Off! My journey from mimbo to manhood.

Matthew Del Negro
MatthewDelNegro.com
Matthew Del Negro is a professional Actor (Goliath, Scandal, The West Wing, The Sopranos) and podcast host (10,000 “No”s with Matthew Del Negro).

Chris Singleton
ChrisSingleton.com
Chris Singleton is a professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization as well as an inspirational speaker who has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, and USA Today.

Damon West
DamonWest.org
Damon West, motivational speaker and author, uses his experiences to serve as both a cautionary tale and a message of hope and perseverance.

Daniel Decker
DanielDecker.net
Daniel Decker is the co-founder of The Power of Positive Summit with Jon Gordon and a sought after marketing / book launch specialist.

Julie Nee
JulieNee.com
Julie Nee is the Head of Training for The Jon Gordon Companies. She’s a dynamic speaker specializing in the impact of positivity & mindset on driving business results.

Amy P. Kelly
@AmyPKelly
Amy P. Kelly is the Lead Power of a Positive Team Consultant for The Jon Gordon Companies as well as an HR and Learning and Organizational Development executive that creates award winning development programs.

Kate Leavell
Kateleavell.com
Kate Leavell is a Lead Trainer / Consultant for The Jon Gordon Companies, an author, former NCAA Coach, National Coaches Education Trainer, & Student-athlete Leadership Development Consultant

Niki Spears
EnergyBusSchools.com
Niki Spears is Co-Founder of the Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey, a motivational speaker and experience maker specializing in creating and sustaining positive school culture.

 

For more information, log onto: www.powerofpositivesummit.com

 

 

Nina Zavala

@NinaZavalaGroup

NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

VOTE NBA CHAMPION KYLE LOWRY for NBA All-Star 2020 #VoteKyleLowryNBAAllStar #WeTheNorth #VoteNBAAllStar

 

VOTE FOR NBA CHAMPION KYLE LOWRY

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Toronto Raptors NBA Champion Kyle Lowry

 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW

  1.  Click on Toronto Raptors
  2.  Choose “Kyle Lowry”
  3.  Click Submit

 

OTHER FAN VOTING OPTIONS:

 

2020 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING PRESENTED BY GOOGLE

1. NBA.com voting page at vote.NBA.com: Fill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on vote.NBA.com from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.

2. NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day by selecting up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.

3. Google: Vote on Google.com or on the Google app by searching for “NBA Vote” or “NBA All-Star Vote” or for a player or team. Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 20.

4. The Google Assistant: Vote via any Google Assistant-enabled device by saying, “Hey Google, vote for the NBA All-Star Game.” Fans may submit votes for up to 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 20. The Google Assistant is available on laptops, phones, speakers, tablets and other connected devices.

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Fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the 69th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. All current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25 percent of the vote, with every voter completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Voting for fans, players and media will conclude on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

 

Nina Zavala

Nina Zavala Group

Info@NZGSports.com

 

 

 

Cultural Movements: A new strategy of marketing for brands.

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+++WE DO IT FOR THE CULTURE+++

As we enter into the new era of “We Do It For The Culture”, we’re entering into the age of uprisings, activist, movements – driven by individuals with passion and will, and even more commonly seen by, Generation Z. This new, young generation harness the power of influence through their non-traditional marketing, their voice, and their cult like following via social media. Having this direct impact to the masses has opened up the doors to what we call “Cultural Movements”

So what is a cultural movement?

Cultural Movements inspire brands to turn their innovation into revolution, they catapult brands into the stratosphere and they really can make a positive difference in the world today.

A Cultural Movement is a completely new way of marketing. You start by identifying a powerful idea on the rise in culture, usually created by a “Gen-Zer”.  You then join, fuel and add…

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GET YOUR POPCORN READY! – “WAR BEFORE THE STORM” BASKETBALL SHOWCASE IS BRINGING THE HEAT MARCH 27th-29th. @Warb4storm

“WAR BEFORE THE STORM” Basketball Showcase is set for March 27th-29th in Dallas, TX, delivering heavy matchups & fire talent amongst confirmed teams from #3SSB (adidas), EYBL (Nike), UA (Under Armour), and independent programs ready to set the record straight!

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“War Before The Storm” Basketball Showcase is the ultimate event experience delivering competitive match-ups and individual talent, live-stream & highlights from BallerTV, national & local media coverage, live stats, “down-south cooking” hospitality room for media and team coaches, DJ spinning top hits, organized, well-ran event with the best staff! This is an opportunity for your team to get some work in before the real action hits in April (live period). Last year we had to turn down over 90 teams who registered late. Don’t be that team in 2020….GET YOUR SPOT SECURED & REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT: WAR BEFORE THE STORM BASKETBALL SHOWCASE

WHERE: DUNCANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – DALLAS, TX

WHEN: MARCH 27th-29th, 2020

WHO: 4th Grade – Varsity Boys

HOW:  CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM

 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES: @Warb4Storm 

Questions or more information: 817-845-3338

 

 

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Nina Zavala

NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

The 10th Annual Complete 94′ Classic set to take place May 15th-17th in San Antonio, TX.

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The 10th Annual Complete 94′ Classic, one of the most exciting AAU boys basketball and 3rd-8th grade tournaments, is set to take place May 15th-17th in San Antonio, TX. The inaugural event is put on by “Texas Hardwork”, an Under Armour sponsored program, drawing hundreds of teams each year from Nike EYBL, 3SSB (3 Stripes Select Basketball), Under Armour, and independent programs.

The Complete 94′ Classic delivers a platform for competitive teams to go toe-to-toe in front of national/local media, scouts, family, and basketball enthusiasts; and will also offer live streaming and stats.

Confirmed media thus far include: Corey Evans (Rivals), Jim Hicks (RCS Sports), GASO, Prep Hoops, Stacy Houston (Inside the Plex), Alan Branch (Texas Boys Basketball) and Ani Unama (5 State Hoop Report) with many more to come. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: 94′ Complete Classic Registration  

WHO: ALL AAU boys basketball programs and 3rd-8th grade boys basketball teams

WHAT: 10th Annual 94′ Complete Classic

WHEN: Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th

WHERE: Cornerstone Christian School ( 17702 NW Military Hwy. San Antonio, TX 78257)

For more updates, follow on twitter: @LupeNunezSA 

For more information contact: Terrance “Booman” Jackson @ (210) 449.4131 or via email: BoomanJFL@yahoo.com.

 

 

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