After a two week holiday break Kronies Jamfest is about ready to get back in action for the home stretch. I hope all the BSWA fans, players and supporters enjoyed the holidays. During the holiday break the BSWA got busy on a number of items.
Monday Night League at the Town Boys & Girls Club
On January 30th we will kick off the Town Boys & Girls Club 4-on-4 Basketball League. Registration is now open and there is only room for nine teams. Register now for only $175 (existing teams) or $200 (new teams, includes jerseys)
We also opened balloting for the Kronies Jamfest All-Star game. Players will be elected to the team based on a 1/3 online, 1/3 player, and 1/3 BSWA vote. All players will receive a limited edition All-Star jersey as shown above. Making the Kronies Jamfest All-Star team could be considered one of WNY’s highest basketball honors.
BSWA v. ARMY Game
Following the All-Star game on Championship weekend will be the BSWA v. ARMY game. The traveling Army team based out of Fort Drum will come to Buffalo to take on a select BSWA team. While the BSWA team will be composed primarily of BSWA alumni, we do have room for a few current players. If you are interested in participating let me know.
To accommodate the ninth team in each division we will increase the number of teams that qualify for the winners bracket in the playoffs to five from four, with the forth and fifth seeds playing a twenty minute play-in game to advance. The winner will then play the number one seed immediately following thereafter.
While in Kronies Jamfest past the scoring champion in each division walked away with nothing but bragging rights, we will now award the scoring champion in each division with BSWA swag. Win the scoring title and take your pick of either a BSWA hooded sweatshirt or BSWA long sleeve warmup shirt.
I would like to thank MVP Network Consulting and Sinatra & Company Realty for making a generous donation to the BSWA to help us get the Monday night Boys & Girls Club league off the ground, in addition to all the players and supporters who have given us one excellent year of basketball in 2011 and who will surely help deliver an even better year in 2012.
President & Founder