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Summer & Fall 2020 Sessions
Due to the current health concerns regarding COVID-19 Journeyman Basketball has deferred teamwork sessions and AAU activities until at least April of 2021. We consider the safety and wellness of our athletes to be a key factor in this decision. When our Travel/AAU teams return, they will be limited in the rebuilding process. Our main concern is rebuilding the core of Journeyman and J-Hawks so all athletes can grow and develop and better athletes and better people. This decision was not made hastily. We love what we do and the services we provide. But as most of you know, no staff member at Journeyman Basketball relies solely on profit made from the program. All employees and staff are responsible to other priorities and employers in addition to what they do for Journeyman.
April & May Skills and Games Opportunity
We are currently building a schedule to rebuild Journeyman. This will start slow with a skills and game program April 4th to run every weekend in April and May. Registration will open soon and an e-mail will be sent with more details about the opportunity. All health precautions will be taken during this rebuilding process.
J-Hawks & 5Stars Girls Programs
All programs in this regard are expected to resume once Journeyman and its board believe it is safe to conduct basketball activities. With the assistance of Coach K. Rogers and her assistants we are forever modifying and expanding girls basketball opportunities.
Many, during this tough time have asked what they can do to ensure Journeyman Basketball’s longevity. The board of Directors have established the PANDEMIC RELEIF FUND to assist Journeyman Basketball. The program does still have monthly financial obligations that must be paid in order to keep the business going. This PANDEMIC RELEIF DOES NOT include and stipends or employee financial gain. Our very own president is currently contributing $350 per month to the program during this downtime. To help us ensure we can take over where we left off, please consider making a donation today online.
Sponsorship & Need
Great news! CONVENIENT MD has pledged $6500 to Journeyman over the next 18 months! This will include new uniforms! Now, we can not cover the remainder of the costs of these uniforms. We also received an additional donation from Envomask in Hampton! These uniforms are sublimated top quality garments. These uniforms will be unvailed for what we hope will be our return Summer Session! This sponsorship would last 2-3 years and include signage and many other negotiable contract requirements to help recognize our sponsor.
If your company is interested, please contact us immediately. (firstname.lastname@example.org or call JP directly at 603.234.5553) Due to Convenient MD’s generous sponsorship, no other healthcare providers will be considered.
NEW UNIFORM SHORTS
With new sponsorship and the rebuilding of Journeyman Basketball we have designed new shorts. We went green! These new shorts are high quality, sublimated, reversible game and practice basketball shorts. They are Navy Blue (picture looks dark) and Green on the “away” side and Grey and Green on the “home” side. We have many on order and you can pre-order them and have them shipped right to your house with Priority Mail. We expect these to arrive late March or early April 2021.
SELECT TRAVEL TEAMS
Journeyman staff will forever be saddened that we did not have an opportunity to work with all the athletes that registered for 2020 SELECT. It was our largest AAU/Travel roster yet including 10 teams. Three of these teams were preparing to defend a state champ title, one of them trying to three-peat. Our plans were to allow these teams an opportunity to return in 2021 and take over where we left off. After receiving a contract to practice were were afforded an opportunity to try to bring some teams back if the interest was there and if they hadn’t chosen another program because we were not officially open again.. We are currently looking to facilitate these teams. More information can be found on the SELECT Travel page. We did, however get a chance to be part of one very important game biding farewell to our oldest boys team together since 7th grade. More can be seen regarding this game following us on Facebook.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
Want to help? Journeyman is always looking for civic minded adults inspiring change and progress of the program. Consider serving an 18 month or 24 month term as a board member of Journeyman Basketball. Contact us at email@example.com. Include a couple paragraphs outlining your background and how you might assist Journeyman.