October 7, 2008 - Premier Basketball League (PBL)
(Chicago, IL)... The Maryland Nighthawks, the longest-running and founding member of the Premier Basketball League ("PBL"), is ready for its international debut as the official "Travel Team" of the PBL in China and the Far East. "This is really a great opportunity for the PBL to solidify its growing presence in the Far East and solidify the increasing cooperation and partnership between our nations in the arena of sports, particularly, basketball," stated Maryland Nighthawks\' owner, Tom Doyle. "We do realize that many of our fans will be disappointed that we will not be running a regular season, so we have worked hard to set up a schedule of showcases and other fun charity basketball events featuring the Nighthawks, for the entertainment of our fans," continued Doyle. "We also look forward to the completion of the arena in our county. The arena project is moving forward and soon the Nighthawks will have a brand new home."
The schedule of international play will occur concurrently with the PBL regular season, but "[w]e really thought that it was important to seize this great opportunity to take our particular brand of basketball to China, even though it means forgoing the regular season of play," remarked PBL Chairman of the Board, Dr. Sev Hrywnak. Nighthawks fans can look forward to a regular season in January 2010, but, in the meantime, check out the website for notice of special Nighthawks events coming soon. www.marylandnighthawks.com