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Colorado Chill Welcomes Newest Team To The League

June 4, 2004 - National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) - Colorado Chill News Release

June 4, 2004 – The Colorado Chill of the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL) welcomed the newest addition to the League. On Thursday, June 3, 2004, the NWBL announced the addition of the Lubbock Hawks to begin play in the 2005 season.

The Lubbock Hawks will be owned and operated by Ricky Romero and Julie Bowie, who are also the proud new owners of a beautiful 28,000 square foot sports center in Lubbock. For the past ten years Romero and Bowie have been instrumental in developing one of the largest girls competitive basketball leagues in America, in Lubbock, involving well over 200 teams that train and compete at the Lubbock Sports Center.

“Lubbock is one of the top three locations for women’s basketball fan participation,” Colorado Chill team owner and general manager Dave King said. “This acquisition is the single best franchise addition that the league could make.

The Hawks will join other NWBL national pro teams: The Colorado Chill, Springfield Spirit, Chicago Blaze, Birmingham Power, Houston Stealth, and Dallas Fury.

“No doubt, the million dollar question is will pro icon and Texas Tech collegiate superstar, Sheryl Swoopes, play for the Hawks in 2005?” asked Hawks co-owner Julie Bowie. “All I can say is we are going to do our best to bring Sheryl back home here to Lubbock to play in our inaugural season in 2005.”

The Colorado Chill completed the 2004 season as the regular season champions and were undefeated at home in the Budweiser Events Center. For 2005 season ticket information, contact Kim at Triple Crown Sports at 970-223-6644 ext.167.

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