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Florida Flight Launch Junior Flight Youth Basketball League

July 20, 2011 - Continental Basketball League (CBL) - Florida Flight News Release

(Orlando, FL) - The Florida Flight is proud to announce the formation of the new Junior Flight Youth Basketball League.

The league, which will run from September through October, will accept co-ed registrants between the ages of 9-17. The schedule will include a seven-game season plus a playoff and championship. Games will be held at River Run Christian Church in Chuluota, Florida, just east of the Avalon Park community.

The Junior Flight League will become the premier youth basketball league of Orlando. As with other leagues, a complimentary reversible jersey and individual trophies for champions will be included in the registration price.

Each team will also be coached by Flight players and staff, giving participants the unique experience of being coached by professionals. The league will also post individual and team statistics online, announce a Player of the Week award, and webcast the Championship games at the end of the season. Championship players will also receive a free season ticket voucher for the next Florida Flight season.

"With minimal roster spots available for school teams, a lot of kids go without an opportunity to play organized basketball," said Mark King, Owner, President and Head Coach of the Flight. "We wanted to help fill that void, but also go beyond the standards of other leagues and create a premier opportunity that gives kids a truly unique playing experience."

The Junior Flight hopes to have 12 teams split into three divisional age groups: 9-11, 12-14, and 15-17. Each team will have a maximum of 10 players, providing ample playing time for each player. The long-term vision is to partner with other minor league teams that also host junior leagues, and give annual champions an additional opportunity to compete against those teams in a tournament.

"I'd like to see all of the other CBL teams start a junior league," said King. "I think it would be amazing to provide an opportunity for kids to actually go to a Junior CBL tournament and play against teams from the other CBL cities."

The cost of the Junior Flight League is $125.00. The Flight are offering an Early Bird special of $100.00 until July 31. The team is also providing a $25 discount for multi-participant discounts for families that register more than one kid into the league. The Registration deadline is August 22.

Interested participants can sign up and pay online now at www.flighthoops.com/register-online. Checks or money orders can also be made payable and mailed to:

Flight Basketball, LLC

P.O. Box 621201

Orlando, FL 32862

Area businesses interested in investing directly into the lives of these kids can sponsor a team for as little as $100. Benefits include having your team named after your business, getting your logo and business name on team jerseys, and banner placement. Each sponsor will also receive a team photo with their logo to be displayed in your place of business. Interested applicants should contact [email protected] for more information.

The Florida Flight are the 2011 Southern Division Champions and member team of the Continental Basketball League. Its mission is to utilize the platform of professional basketball to invest in the lives of others. For more information, please visit www.flighthoops.com. Visit www.cblhoopsonline.com for more information regarding the league and its sponsors.

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