NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Champions Basketball League, a new professional summer basketball league made up of players straight out of the NBA, announced today an innovative and new fan ownership opportunity for its New York team, the Gotham Ballers. This ownership opportunity – a first of its kind for a pro team – allows fans to become owners of the Champions League New York team, the Gotham Ballers team by investing in the team directly. Along with its other owners the Gotham Ballers has set ownership aside for fans to be actual team owners as well with many benefits of ownership. Interested fans can learn more about the ownership opportunity by visiting OwnGothamBallers.com.
The Gotham Ballers are part of the Champions League a professional summer league for players who have come out of the NBA. With 16 teams in major U.S. cities and the league will play its games in July and August with a Championship tournament in Las Vegas in September. With over 160 players including many All Stars it will be the nation's first professional league exclusively for players from the NBA and it will feature the greatest basketball available in the months of July and August.
Team ownership includes exciting perks – owners get to attend practice for free, sit in the premium owners' sections, use of an owners-only door and owners only parking, the ability to attend holiday and team parties, discounts on special tickets, merchandise and parking, player meet and greets, be on management conference calls and even the chance to win the opportunity to be an assistant coach for a game. Owners can sit courtside and attend the hottest basketball events of the year, including an owners party with the team at Clyde's Wine and Dine, Walt Frazier's NYC restaurant.
"When launching the team, we knew that what fans wanted more than anything was to be treated like an owner," said Carl George, CEO and President of the Champions League. "So we created the opportunity where fans could be owners, with the amazing perks ownership implies. This is actual ownership, so fans become owners along with our founding team owners, so it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to be more connected than ever before to a professional sports team. Fans for the first time can profit from ownership as well as enjoy all the special perks that only ownership can bring."
The Gotham Ballers boasts a roster with former NBA players including Al Harrington, Kenyon Martin, Shawn Marion, Kareem Rush and Daniel "Boobie" Gibson. Featuring a Hall of Fame front office that includes New York Knicks legends Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe. The team is part of Champions League Basketball, playing a summer season in 16 markets around the country.
"New York fans love their New York sports teams and this an opportunity for the league and the players to return the love," said John Wallace, coach of the New York Gotham Ballers. "The chance to be an owner gives fans more access than they have ever had before, including the ability to attend practices for free, travel with the team through purchasing travelling tickets, player and fan meet and greets, VIP tickets and even exclusive owners' merchandise. It is a revolution in sports."
Champions League games are designed with the fan in mind, featuring athletes in the stands, a youth pre-game shoot around on court pre-game with the pros, post-game meet and greets, contests to win game merchandise and more. The league is hosting multiple exhibition and charity events gearing up to a 16-team launch in 2017.
For more information go to www.OwnGothamBallers.com.
For Champions League Inquiries: Marisa Amador 212-805-3029 MAMADOR@RUBENSTEINPR.COM
For Gotham Social, Community Outreach, FanOwners: Matt Bretzius 646-699-1414 MATT@FISCHTANKPR.COM
About the Gotham Ballers
The New York Gotham Ballers are a member of the Champions Basketball League. The Gotham Ballers front office includes NBA Champions and Hall of Famers Walt Frazier as team President, NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Earl Monroe as General Manager, and former New York Knicks player and Syracuse University standout John Wallace as Coach. The Gotham Ballers player roster includes NBA stalwarts like Al Harrington, Kenyon Martin, Shawn Marion, Kareem Rush, Tyshawn Taylor, Jamaal Tinsley, Daniel Gibson, Renaldo Balkman Chris Smith and Anthony Mason Jr. With all athletes 1-3 years out of the NBA, these guys got game. Visit www.gothamballers.com.
About Champions Basketball League
Champions Basketball League is a sports marketing company, with an exciting brand of sports and unique programming that is all about the fans. Champions Basketball League delivers fan's favorite players straight from the NBA, featuring a 2017 exhibition season and a 16-team professional summer basketball league coming this summer that is built for fan fun. Champions League will host year-round charity events, camps and community-based programs in all 50 states and connect fans and athletes through a bold new sports marketing model, with tickets priced at $25 that includes a meet & greet and a pre-game youth shoot around with the players. Social responsibility is a cornerstone of the organization. Year-round programming will include hundreds of community and internet-based events featuring Champions League players and coaches to benefit charity partners. Champions has assembled a highly accomplished leadership team that brings together decades of professional sports, marketing and management experience to lead the league's teams and in its marketing activities. More information can be found on their website at www.champshoops.com.
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