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OC NOVASTARS AND GRIPSPRITZ
TOGETHER FOR 2021-22 SEASON
Irvine, CA. Friday July 2, 2021 Orange County Novastar owner & ABA Pacific Division Chairman Al Smith and GripSpritz co-owner Matt Olen of GripSpritz came to an agreement for GripSprintz to support the Pacific Division of the ABA and provide the GripSpritz TM system to all the teams in both the North and South divisions. GripSpritz TM is a new system for providing optimum traction on the gym floor without being left with the sticky shoe surface to pick up additional dirt and debris during competition says co-owner Matt Olen of GripSpritz. OC Novastars owner and Pacific Division Chairman Al Smith states "GripSpritz will provide the proper gameday resource needed for our professional sport as we upgrade the league's image back to the high quality levels of what is expected from the ABA's historical brand in professional sports".
The multi-tasked owner/chairman Al Smith says "this partnership couldn't come at a better time as the pacific division has been upgrading for the past 2 to 3 years and now the ABA league as a whole has begun the upgrade process in every division. We should see more of these type relationships develop over time as businesses see the opportunity and value we continue to improve upon and bring to the community for good family entertainment on Saturday nights". The product will be featured at all ABA Pacific Division home games for the 2021-22 season. Visit GripSpritz website to learn more about the product at www.gripspritz.net. For more info send inquiries to OC Novastars via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Novastars office direct for Al Smith by calling (949) 297-NOVA.
ABA AND FISHER HOUSE
FOUNDATION TO WORK TOGETHER
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it will work to help bring greater awareness to Fisher House Foundation.
“Fisher House Foundation is a special organization, " stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "Since 1990, they have been impacting military families around the world, having served 400,000 military and veteran families in need by providing free lodging and over $500 million in savings. On any given night up to 1200 families can stay at a Fisher House. I'm not sure how many people are really aware of the huge impact Fisher House Foundation makes."
"Fisher House Foundation thanks the ABA for their efforts spreading the word about Fisher House," said Dave Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. "The ABA understands the importance of keeping military and veteran families together during a medical crisis and we are grateful for their support."
About Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 90 comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or
hospital they serve. Fisher Houses share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee.
About Fisher House Foundation Hero Programs
Fisher House Foundations also operates Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service membersas well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities an scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children and disabled veterans.
About the ABA
The ABA is the largest professional sports league in the US with over 175 teams. It is also the most diversified sports league ever with over 75% of its owners being African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and women. Many ABA owners are veterans. The ABA also sponsors
the Black History Museum (www.tnbhm.com) that honors people of African descent with the theme, You Deserve a Place in History. The league also sponsors STAR (Stand Tall Against
Racism) and the STAR Scholarship program that provides scholarships for minority youth.
The ABA also owns the WABA, ABA Australia, ABA Mexico and the ABA TV Network.
September 6, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE REALEASE
The Orange County Novastars have officially announced their support in the fight against the social injustice we have in the United States by launching a national campaign aligned with the American Basketball Association to Stand Tall Against Racism aka STAR. Efforts to recognize the movement will include a special pledge that will be spoken prior to each Novastars ABA home game, hosting local community events to be held throughout Orange County, CA and abroad, podcasts to be streamed online in order to discuss changes that are necessary for the growth of the platform so that we create equality for people of every race, gender, social groups, etc. Contact us for an opportunity to join the Novastars community outreach event staff and be a part of the change as a pioneer to truly make this country great again.
Coach Al Smith states "Our hope is that you join us in this effort to help bring the communities together as ONE and continue to safeguard our neighborhoods, public gatherings and personal privacy. Change is up to us individually if we are to build a collective and united force that will spread the positive energy within and throughout each community and eventually to the world."
Please contact us to assist our efforts with any contributions you can offer whether it's volunteering your valuable time or with some much needed financial support. We want to make people in all communities feel safe in their own skin no matter who they are or where they are from. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
September 4, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Pacific Division of the ABA will officially begin play for the 2020-21 season with a mini bubble style "Jumpoff Tournament" that is similar to the NBA and will be Covid-19 compliant per state and local requirements keeping all participants including media, staff and players protected from any possible Covid-19 exposure and/or transmission.
The showcase is scheduled to be held on November 7th and 8th at The Draft Sports Facility in Corona, CA and the first tip off will begin at 11:00am. Games will be streamed live on social media with the possibility of joining the ABA's first ever virtual arena. There are 8 teams participating from the SoCal area and Las Vegas of the Pacific Division in the initial jumpoff including Orange County Novastars as one of the two notable powerhouse teams from the division. In 2019 Orange County won the division's playoff tournament with a chance to advance as a wild card to the ABA Finals. There is guaranteed to be some ESPN quality highlights from this showcase.
Notable players that have confirmed are 7X NBA Champion and Hall of Fame player Dennis Rodman, Former Lakers Champion and NBA player Ron Artest, Sr. aka Metta World Peace, Hollywood Actor Antwon Tanner aka "Drano", 2017 Nike Drew League MVP Vince Camper II aka "Bodysnatcher", Ryan Camaro Carter aka "HesiGod", Alan Palentine aka "White Iverson", 2019 ABA Scoring Leader Justin Pierce aka "The Glitch", Verical Leap Record Holder Doug Thomas aka "Thunder Doug" and many more top athlete's that guarantee high level competition and ESPN's Top 10 worthy highlights.
For more information on the tournament visit www.pacwestaba.com. You can also contact Novastar Basaketball at (949) 297-6682 for sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales.