This is the 45th in a series of postings that are updated at least twice each month. It is designed to keep you informed about improvements we are making with Island Garden, Lightning and NY Metropolitan AAU.
– We are so very proud that we have signed an agreement with Under Armour for that very popular company to become the official outfitter of Lightning and any Island Garden team that wishes to wear UA uniforms and gear. We will be able to obtain UA gear at special discounts. Watch for us to open an online store for purchases in the Fall. This is a tremendous step forward for Lightning and Island Garden.
– We are still waiting to hear if Lightning and Island Garden will be selected as official partners of the JR. NBA in their initiative to become a dominant force in youth basketball on a national basis. As soon as we hear, we will be making the official announcement. We are optimistic.
– We are now working closely with the NXT GEN facility and teams from Westbury. We are honored that they are relying on our team to help them enhance their operations. This partnership has begun as we bring our expertise to their operation. Look for significant improvements in their training offerings and overall operations. One of our first steps that will be implemented shortly is for Crown Training to take over their training offerings. Our goal is to return a high level of training back to that location.
– We are so very proud that this is the 25th Anniversary of Lightning Basketball. We have established the date of October 18 and location; Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury for our anniversary gala. We will be honoring the organization as well as a few selected members of Lightning.
– Summer League for all ages is now in full swing. It is larger than ever. We take pride in making every effort to offer the absolute best experience in basketball.
– Congratulations goes to Coach Warren Wagner whose 15U Lightning team which finished 7th Place in the 15U Dll AAU Nationals. Lightning Foti from our Brewster Division finished in the second place.
– I am very happy to announce that my team from Lightning and Island Garden have begun JMF Sports Management Consultants. Our goal is to assist teams, organizations and facilities in the management of their operations. We also will provide training, run camps, insurance, uniforms and basically anything related to basketball. We will be providing more details shortly.
So much is happening. We always are doing everything we can to get better!
“Every day is a new opportunity to excel”. Colin Powell