Netball America Continues To Be The Leader For Introducing Netball To Americans
For the first time in Netball history, Netball America will introduce Netball to 10,000 basketball fans before and during half-time of the WNBA Atlanta Dream game on September 9, 2012.
August 18, 2012 (Newswire.com) - For the first time in Netball history, Netball America will introduce Netball to 10,000 basketball fans before and during half-time of the WNBA Atlanta Dream game on September 9, 2012. This event is supported by the top Georiga Netball Clubs and Netball America members: Crusaders ATL Sports Club, Gems Georgia Netball, Tropical Sports Club Omega Netballerz, and the Netball Association of South Metro Atlanta.
The Official TEAM USA NETBALL, World Ranking 8 [who recently returned from the World University Netball Championships in South Africa] will compete against the South-East Region USA representative team at this showcase. Tickets start at just $ 15 and include both the Netball and basketball game. Purchase tickets at www.netballamerica.com to save on ticketmaster and handling fees.
Location: Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
Date: Sunday September 9th
Time: 11am Netball Game. Followed by showcases and the Atlanta Dream vs Washington Mystics game.
The day prior to the event (Saturday September 8th) will see Netball teams from all over the USA travel to Atlanta to participate in the Tropical Sports Club Annual First Tournament at Tucker High School Gymnasium from 9am.
The Netball America Association is sponsoring 100 children and adults from the Women's Sport Foundation, GoGirlGo! Atlanta program to attend this event. Netball America recently won a grant from the Women's Sports Foundation to create Netball programs and community events for underserved girls in Atlanta. There will be a half-time shooting competition with some of the sponsored children.
Netball America recently partnered with the President's Challenge Program to implement the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) program to Netball members and partners globally. This program is in support of the President's Councilon Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative. TEAM USA Netball and the GoGirlGo! Atlanta participants will be presented with their President's Active Lifestyle Award certificates during the WNBA Netball showcase event.
Contact us if you'd like to be involved with this event. There are many opportunities for exposure for sponsors and volunteers. If you can't attend consider donating a ticket to an underprivileged girl to attend. Contact Sarah Wampler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a media pass for the event.
"Netball America is proud to show Atlanta sport fans what Netball is all about" says Netball America President, Sonya Ottaway. "We have showcased the sport to over 70,000 basketball fans, including with the LA Clippers, NY Liberty, Seattle Storm and the LA Sparks, and are thrilled to be asked to Atlanta. Netball is similar to basketball however there is no dribbling, no backboard and players have 3 seconds to pass the ball."
About Netball America Inc.
Netball America is the premier national Netball organization in the USA, is dedicated to the development and growth of Netball in the USA. We are focused on showing how Netball creates an exciting atmosphere of participation and supports individual progress while encouraging team unity. Netball America seeks to have Netball included as part of the core curriculum for educational systems throughout the USA as a way of promoting good health and aiding in the education of youth. Netball America is the National Governing Body for the 2013 World Netball Festival and Team USA Netball. Netball America is a not-for-profit (501c(3)) association and has members in 27 US States.