adidas Gold Sponsored Boys Basketball Programs Merge to Form Powerhouse Team “Southern Assault” – @AssaultSouthern

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

YGC36 and Urban DFW Elite, both located in Dallas, TX and sponsored by the mega shoe brand, adidas basketball, announce the merge and partnership of “Southern Assault”

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(Wednesday October 2, 2019) – YGC36, an elite youth travel basketball program founded by Vonzell Thomas has merged with Urban DFW Elite, a long term, established program operated by Jazzy Hartwell. The two organizations have joined forces and are now officially known as “Southern Assault”. The merger was strategically crafted with the purpose of developing an elite travel basketball program that would be able to compete at the highest level, while strengthen the organization’s presence within the Texas market. The two will co-direct Southern Assault with equally shared responsibilities.

“I feel great about the merge. No egos and one goal. This union will bring a highly competitive program that will compete at the highest-level year in and year out. It will also give kids the opportunity to reach their goals and dreams while playing on the adidas circuit,” said Vonzell Thomas

Thomas brings a repertoire of accolades, a track record of developing young men into leaders on and off the court and will share 26 plus years of experience in coaching youth basketball. Since the inception of his first travel basketball team 20 years ago, Thomas has had the opportunity to coach, mentor, and produce multiple professional athletes, including Tony Mitchell (NBA & Overseas), Latavious Williams (Miami Heat & Overseas), Brandon Fields (NBA) and Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics).

“This partnership will make a major impact in Dallas as we work together to build a strong program that’s eager to learn, compete, and win. At the end of the day, we want to be able to help as many kids possible earn college scholarships, and we’re doing it through basketball.” – said Jazzy Hartwell

Jazzy Hartwell, Director of Urban DFW Elite has spent the last 30 years dedicated to helping young athletes reach their goals of one day playing collegiately and/or professionally. In 2004, Hartwell formed Urban DFW Elite, establishing itself as a stapled AAU basketball program, producing talent that went on to play professionally. Darrell Arthur (13-year NBA Veteran), Michael Crabtree (10th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft), Jermaine Beal (Professional Overseas Basketball), and Jordan Mickey (Professional Overseas Basketball) just to name a few. Hartwell’s proven leadership, and determination to build a winning program will not fall short with the formation of “Southern Assault”, in the words of Mr. Hartwell, “This program will embody what champions look like.”
About Southern Assault
Southern Assault is a premiere adidas gold sponsored boys’ basketball travel program that will be competing at the highest level nationally. The inner core of the program is built on the philosophy of changing and empowering the lives of young athletes through the sport of basketball. The Southern Assault team motto: “Hustle and Heart Set us Apart”.
About adidas Circuit
The adidas circuit series is a three-stop travel team circuit for adidas sponsored teams to gain exposure in front of college coaches, media outlets, and their peers. Teams face high level national competition allowing players to prepare for the challenges and opportunities they will ultimately face in college.

 

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Nationally Ranked High School Basketball Teams Will Go Head to Head in the 2018 @ARSRescueRooter National Hoopfest Dallas – December 14th & 15th

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2018 ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Dallas) benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest returns to Dallas loaded with powerhouse programs who will go up against some of the top high school basketball teams in the D/FW area. This competitive multi-city high school basketball tournament has yet to disappoint, living up to its much anticipated hype….BUT this year, they’re taking this thing to a whole new level!

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DATE: Friday, December 14th
LOCATION: Waxahachie High School (3001 US Hwy 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167)

6:30pm – Desoto vs IMG Academy (FL)
8:00pm – Waxahachie vs Huntington Prep (WV)

DATE: Saturday, December 15th
LOCATION: Waxahachie High School (3001 UD Hwy 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167)

2:00pm – JJ Pearce vs Chicago Simeon (IL)
3:30pm – Lancaster vs Huntington Prep (WV)
5:00pm – South Garland vs Sunrise Christian (KS)
6:30pm – Denton Guyer vs DeMatha (MD)
8:00pm – Waxahachie vs IMG Academy (FL)

 

ESPN RANKED PLAYERS PARTICIPATING 

ESPN #9 Josh Green (IMG Academy)

ESPN #8 Tyrese Maxey (South Garland- Kentucky)

ESPN #12 N’faly Dante (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #17 Jaemyn Brakefield (Huntington Prep)

ESPN #20 Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha)

ESPN #36 Noah Farrakhan (IMG Academy)

ESPN #18 Armando Bascot (IMG Academy)

ESPN #35 Earl Timberlake (DeMatha)

ESPN #52 De’vion Harmon (Denton-Guyer – Oklahoma)

ESPN #51 Malik Hall (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #88 Lester Quinones (IMG Academy)

ESPN #60 Drew Timme (JJ Pearce)

ESPN #57 LaTrayvion Jackson (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #25 JT Thor (Huntington Prep)

ESPN #49 Justin Moore (DeMatha – Villanova)

ESPN #74 Jalen Wilson (Denton-Guyer- Michigan)

GET YOUR TICKETS NOWARS National Hoopfest Tickets

For More Info: www.nationalhoopfest.com

Follow us on twitter @HoopfestUSA

 

 

 

 

Nina Zavala

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#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

***Photo and Video Opportunities***

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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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

 

 

Nina Zavala

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2017 adidas Gauntlet Finale – Schedule & Locations #adidasUprising

2017 adidas Gauntlet Finale

adidas Uprising LogoThe 2017 adidas Gauntlet finale tips off in Spartanburg, SC on Wednesday, July 12th. The finale will host the top teams from the Gauntlet series and championship teams from the regional qualifiers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston and Chicago. Teams will be seeded for bracket play based on their Gauntlet win-loss record culminating with a championship game on Saturday, July 15.

FULL SCHEDULE & UPDATES click here: adidas Gauntlet Finale Schedule

Locations include:

BJU – Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29614

DNG- Dorman New Gym
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376

USC- Upward Stars Center
9768 Warren H. Abernathly Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

DA- Dorman Arena
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376

GMS- L.E. Gable Middle School
198 Otts Shoals Rd.
Roebuck, Sc 293376

DFA- Dorman Freshman Academy
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376

Oak- Oakbrook Prep
190 Lincoln School Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

 

#adidasUprising

 

Nina Zavala

NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

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Champions Summer Classic | YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS LIVE EVENT, July 20th-22 @ Wheeler HS

The “Champions Summer Classic” is an NCAA certified event that kicks off the second live period in July with an impressive lineup of 15u, 16u, and 17u powerhouse programs from around the country competing against each other with top matchups. This event creates a platform that allows kids to showcase their skills in front of college coaches and gain exposure from local and national media outlets.

Champions Summer Classic                                                         **NCAA CERTIFIED EVENT**

The will begin Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd at Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.

A few teams you can look forward to seeing are: Game Elite, Atlanta Celtics, Stackhouse Elite, 1 Family, AC Georgia, Showtime Ballers, New England Playaz, Upward Stars, Memphis Magic, Karolina Khaos, JSI Elite, Georgia Elite Ballers, Atlanta Express, and more.

Registration is $300, and open to ALL TEAMS.

Click link to sign up now: Champions Summer Classic  

Who: Champions Summer Classic

Where: Joseph Wheeler HS (375 Holt Rd. NE Marietta, GA 30068)

When: Thursday, July 20th-Saturday, July 22nd.

Admission: $10 daily

For more info. contact Ryan Falker – ryfalker@yahoo.com

Media contact: NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

#ChampionsSummerClassic