VBL to Celebrate 8th Annual Summer League with Opening Day this Sunday, JUNE 1st

VENICE, CA – The Venice Basketball League returns to world famous Venice Beach this Sunday, June 1st 2014 for Opening Day with games scheduled to tip off at noon. The 8th season of the VBL will build off of record attendance and entertainment last summer, a phenomenal World Games tournament in the fall, and the recently concluded VBL Indoors Championship just last month.

Three brand new teams enter the fray this season highlighted by the Brand Black All-Stars (Sponsor of LA Clippers guard Jamal Crawford). Several prospects from last summer return from stints overseas including first year crowd favorite Deshawn “Evolution” Stephens (BJ Japan/SDSU). Former Duke star and current TV analyst, Jay Williams, who frequents the beach courts is also planning to make his VBL debut.

As usual a full day of music and festivities are planned starting at 9am with a Kids of Venice Basketball League (KVBL) camp presented by new 501(c)3 partners, the Hoop Foundation (Inglewood, CA). New KVBL staff includes camp director, Sean Green (NBA Veteran) and Yoga Instructor, Bobbi Hamilton (Chi Universe). The camp will also feature curated art and a workshop by Quintin Williams, our guest featured artist from Beautify Earth. To register or to find more information on KVBL please visit KVBL.org.

Live musical acts and performers take the court each moment that the ball isn’t in play so there is never a dull moment. New prize giveaways are in store every week at the VBL which takes place this and every Sunday through August. The weather forecast for this Sunday is 72 degrees and sunny so bring out the family, come early, stay late and enjoy our #HoopersParadise!

VBL is entertaining and inspiring youth to lead active and healthy lives by showcasing world famous athletes and professional ballers on courts throughout the country. Promoting sustainability and endurance the VBL combines raw competition with organic entertainment.

10 teams will battle it out this summer

Week 1
12pm Brand Black All Stars VS Summer Pro League
1.30pm NCAA Boyz VS  White Collars
2.45pm Beach Warriors VS I’m Just different
4pm Pro Shot West VS The Mean Ones
Hall Of Fame
White collars
Pro Shot West
Mean Ones
Summer Pro League
I’m just different
The Agents

Season Tips Off   June 1st at the Legendary VBL courts

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