#PressRelease NBA All-Star John Wall to Host 5th Annual Back to School Giveaway #JWFamilyFoundation – Media Opportunities Available

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 JOHN WALL TO HOST BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY

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WHO: John Wall Family Foundation WHAT: 5th Annual Back to School Giveaway
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: The Salvation Army of Wake County 902 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604
Raleigh, N.C. (August 13, 2018)

For the fifth consecutive year, NBA All-Star ​John Wall ​and the ​John Wall Family Foundation (JWFF) ​will host a Back to School Backpack Giveaway on Aug. 18. In the last four years, the JWFF has donated over 2,500 backpacks to students in the Raleigh, NC area. The foundation has partnered with the ​Salvation Army of Wake County​ to host this​ ​year’s event in Raleigh, NC. The event will be from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM​. 1,000 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade will receive ​backpacks filled with​ ​school supplies, such as pencils, notebooks, folders. Backpacks and t-shirts​ are ​courtesy​ ​of ​adidas​.
“We are proud to once again partner with the John Wall Family Foundation and would like to thank John and his foundation for their donation of book bags to our children,” said Sarah Ruiz, Program Director for the Salvation Army’s Community Center. “Our Children can return to school prepared to have a successful school year.”

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This year, the foundation has partnered with local businesses who have made in-kind donations to help support the Back to School Block Party. They are ​Bodyarmor, ​ ​Dometic, EA Sports, and KIND.

JWFF worked with various non profit organizations to select recipients for the Back to School giveaway. ​ Backpack recipients must have a ticket to receive a backpack and be escorted by a chaperone.

MEDIA: John Wall’s media availability will be at 10:30 a.m. Photo and video opportunities available. All media requests must be submitted to Candyce Jones at candyce@anchoredconsulting.com or 301.693.8242.

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About The John Wall Family Foundation: The John Wall Family Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for underserved families and to impact the lives of young minority males through mentorship, education and physical activity.

 

The Basics: Marketing your Business/Organization

What is Marketing?
There are variations when defining what Marketing because it is so BROAD, but in this blog, we’re defining Marketing as creating, communicating, capturing and sustaining value for your organization or company. It’s a need that every business must have to foster growth and better yet, value.

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Why does my company/organization need Marketing?
1. Capture the attention of your target market
2. Facilitate your target market’s purchasing decision
3. And bottom line, it is the cornerstone of every successful business

The first step in Marketing your business is developing a Marketing Plan. Consider this your guide to understanding your businesses’ goals, objectives, target audience, etc. This plan will allow you to create strategic ways that resonate with your target audience and set you apart from the others.   Marketing Plan

In developing a Marketing Plan consider these components:
A. Situation Analysis– This is your company/organization’s current situation. What is your company about? where do you stand financially? what are your goals? Who are your competitors?
B. Target Market- Who are you trying to reach? What do they value? What are their needs?
C. Action Plan-How are you going to reach your target audience? What marketing strategies are you going to implement to help you reach them, grab their attention, influence their decision in using your product or services?
D. Evaluation Plan– Once you have created and implemented your strategy, monitor its effectiveness and make any adjustments required to maintain its success.

Example: (Short version of course)
• My goal is lose 10lbs in 30 days.

• My strategy to lose the 10lbs is to work out 5x a week and
Cut out all carbs.
• My evaluation plan is to create a journal of my daily intake and workouts. Every Sunday throughout the month, I’ll weigh myself, write it down in my journal and track the progression of my weight loss

marketing strategyMarketing Strategy: Your strategy is how you’re going to accomplish the goals in your plan. Your strategy promotes and communicates the benefits of your business. What differentiates your company from your competitors. Basic examples below.

A. Social Media Marketing– Free platforms that millions of people utilize each day. Develop a social media plan that targets your audience.
B. Advertisement – Paid Ad placement
C. Creative Content – Story telling through graphics and video’s, infomercials,
D. Public Relations (PR)- News stories, blog write-ups, interviews in publications, on radio & television about your company/organization.
E. Effective Blogging- This strategy has so much impact if used to its fullest capacity.
F. Leverage Influencers– Influencers are people who have a voice in the market you’re trying to reach. Use their platforms to communicate your message. Some companies create what we call “Brand Ambassador Programs”.
G. Partnering with a charity or non-profit. This is considered cause-related marketing. It allows your company/organization to become visible to the public in a positive light.
H. Cross Marketing/ Cross Promoting- Partnering with companies that share the same vision but are in two different lanes.

 

I can go on and on about strategic marketing. It’s about being creative, innovative, and strategic. Put yourself in your consumers shoes, how would you like to be pitched? What are some things you would appreciate and like, if you were on the other side? Remember this, Branding is the foundation, and Marketing is the core!

My next couple of blogs will directly highlight in detail some of these marketing strategies from point A-Z, starting with Social Media Marketing- one of the most powerful marketing tools known in this era of technology.

 

 

 

 

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Roster Released: Hype City VIII “Freshman Rising Stars Game”

Brooklyn, NY is gearing up for the first annual “Hype City VIII” boys high school basketball tournament and Sunday’s much anticipated “Hype City Rising Stars Game”. The event will take place Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th at South Shore High School (6565 Flatlands Ave. Broolyn, NY 11236) with games beginning at 9:45a.m (EST)

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Hype City VIII is set to deliver a weekend of premier high school hoops featuring 8 teams- 4 public schools and 4 private schools from the NYC/NJ area. The competitive lineup consists of: Cardinal Hayes, Abraham Lincoln, St. Raymond’s, Benjamin Cardozo, Scanlan, Thomas Jefferson, Iona Prep, and South Shore.

 

FRESHMAN RISING STARS GAME ROSTER (Sunday)

• Conner Tierney
• Shane Dezonie
• Amare Marshall
• Justin Glover
• Trey Patterson
• Jaden Brown
• Zaakir Williamson
• Nana Njoukou
• Adrian Griffin
• Isaiah Thompson
• Isaac Brito
• Sterling Jones
• TJ Morris
• Moussa Cisse
• Jonathan Kuminga
• Malachi Smith
• Jaquan Carlos
• Drissa Traore
• Shaw Fulcher
• Ravvon Weir
• Zakai Ziegler

First Annual “Hype City VIII” Kicks Off High School Basketball Season with Elite Tournament and Freshman Rising Stars Game

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First Annual “Hype City VIII” Kicks Off High School Basketball with Elite Tournament and Freshman Rising Stars Game

Brooklyn, NY is gearing up for the first annual “Hype City VIII” boys high school basketball tournament and Sunday’s much anticipated “Hype City Rising Stars Game”. The event will take place Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th at South Shore High School (6565 Flatlands Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11236) with games beginning at 9a.m.

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Hype City VIII is set to deliver a weekend of premier high school hoops featuring 8 teams- 4 public schools and 4 private schools from the NYC/NJ area. The competitive lineup consists of: Cardinal Hayes, Abraham Lincoln, St. Raymond’s, Benjamin Cardozo, Scanlan, Thomas Jefferson, Iona Prep, and South Shore.

“This inaugural tournament will serve as an early evaluator of what is to be expected in the upcoming high school basketball season, as well as a preseason look at future D1 scholarship athletes” said, Shabar Ewing- Event Director.

The “Rising Stars Game”, will be a glimpse of the vast amount of 2021 talent coming into the already talent laden Northeast. Hype City VIII will allow these athletes the platform to grow and showcase their skill sets as they enter into the high school season.” said, Jay David- Event Director

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Hype City is dedicated to supporting the basketball community in times of need. A portion of event proceeds will go to assisting families who have endured the devastating hurricane in Houston. Donations will also be accepted on behalf of our initiative to support and lend a hand to our family in the South.

adidas basketball is a proud sponsor and supporter of “Hype City VII” and Hype City “Rising Stars Game”.

 

 

Door admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Be ready to witness an array of talent!

 

For more information: Shabar Ewing @ HypeCityLeague@gmail.com or 646.479.9941
Jay David @ JayDavidNY@gmail.com or 646.683.0362

BALLER TV WILL BE LIVE STREAMING ALL GAMES: Baller TV HYPE CITY VIII

Media Credentials: Nina Zavala @ NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

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Confirmed teams to play in the Elite 14 Showcase Saturday, Nov. 4th @ Hirschi High School

13th ANNUAL ELITE 14 SHOWCASE

 

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Elite 14 showcase has established itself throughout the years as the “go to” event kicking off the November live period with some of the most explosive talent in high school hoops. This year, the event has expanded to 32 top teams that will feature some of the best matchups from Texas to Oklahoma, and other neighboring states.
The competitive showcase will take place Saturday, November 4th at Hirschi High School (3106 Borton Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 76310) with games beginning at 9am.
Some of the highlighted players this year include:  RJ Hampton (2020), Jalen Wilson (2019), Kaden Archie (2019), De’Vion Harmon (2019), Drew Timme (2019), Avery Anderson (2019), Jalen Jackson (2019), Jacobi Gordan (2018), Malik Hall (2018), and many more.

 

Confirmed Teams Include:

Denton Guyer- TX
JJ Pearce – TX
Justin Northwest- TX
Lancaster- TX
Little Elm – TX
Midlothian – TX
North Crowley – TX
Plano Prestonwood – TX
St. Anthony’s – TX
Lubbock Estacado- TX
The Colony- TX
Timberview- TX
Wichita Falls Hirschi- TX
Wichita Falls Rider- TX
Houston Christian- TX

Broken Arrow- OK
Carl Albert- OK
Edmond North- OK
Midwest City- OK
Norman- OK
OKC Storm- OK
Putnam City North- OK
Putnam City West- OK
Tulsa Booker T. Washington- OK
Westmoore- OK

Hobbs- NM
Life Prep- KS
Sunrise Christian – KS
Southwest Christian – AR
Trinity International- NV

 

TWITTER: @Elite14Showcase

 

2017 SPONSORS: TexasBoysBasetball.com and Wichita Clutch

 

For more information log onto Elite14.com or Email:  Elite_14_showcase@yahoo.com

 

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NBA Trainer Irv Roland brings you the first annual “TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic” August 26th & 27th in Midwest City, OK

Blueprint’s founder and NBA trainer, Irv Roland and event partner, James Davis bring you the first annual “TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic” in Midwest City, OK on August 26th & 27th for Boys and Girls grades 5th-12th.

Irving Roland, a native to Oklahoma City played College basketball at Carl Albert State College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He began working in the NBA in 2004 with the Boston Celtics. Throughout the years his roster of off season training extended to NBA Professional players such as Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Joe Johnson, Serge Ibaka, Jarrett Jack, and Kevin Durant. Roland is currently on staff with the Houston Rockets and is the full time trainer of James Harden who recently signed a 4 year extension with Rockets. More about: Irving Roland and Blueprint Basketball Training

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TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic’s primary focus will be on Skill Development, Strength & Conditioning, and the importance of Fitness and Nutrition. There will also be an implementation of a social media education class that will dive into the benefits and dangers of social media for student athletes

WHAT: TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic

WHO: Boys & Girls 5th-12th grade

WHERE: Carl Albert High School (2009 S Post Rd, Midwest City, OK 73130)

WHEN: Saturday August 26th 12pm-3pm / Sunday August 27th 2pm-5pm

 

CLICK LINK TO REGISTER: TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic  or call 405-830-9747. Discount offers for multiple kids and/or teams.

 

Special thanks to sponsors: adidas, Body Armor Sports Drinks, Trolli Candy, and Power Handz.

 

Media Credentials email: Nina Zavala @ NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

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adidas Basketball presents #LVL3 July 27th & 28th at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitian Las Vegas

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adidas Basketball sets the tone yet again with its second installment of #LVL3 (Level 3), beginning July 27 & 28 at The Chelsea Theater in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

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D Rose, Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins, and James Harden last year at #LVL3

 

#LVL3 gives youth (ages 14-18), the opportunity to experience and engage with the adidas Basketball brand on multiple levels. Last years event consisted of gaming stations, a barber shop, a slo-mo 360 dunk cam, preview of new product releases, R&R massage area, gear customization station, food and drink station, appearances from adidas Basketball stars, James Harden, D Rose, Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins, & Marcus Smart.

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You don’t want to miss this years session of the adidas Basketball experience at #LVL3.

For more updates click link: LVL3 presented by adidas Basketball

Follow Twitter accounts:  @adidasUprising and @adidasHoops

 

 

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