BY MELANIE BUCK –
An adult basketball league is in the process of being formed for Polk County’s roundball lovers at heart. Beau Stricklin is pulling people together to bring this opportunity to the county. “We recently returned after being gone for several years and offered this idea on Facebook as an opportunity with the intent of bringing together people in the community to socialize and participate in a little fun physical activity,” said Stricklin.
He said the idea is to host a six-week long adult basketball league culminating in a tournament. The season will run from April 1st through May 15th and the tournament will run through the 21st of May. Stricklin recommends having at least eight players on each roster.
“I am going to do my best to schedule games to accommodate players’ personal schedules. We will discuss the schedules at the managers meeting which will be held at the Hatfield gym on March 26,” explained Stricklin. All games will be played at the Hatfield gymnasium. “The Polk County Basketball Association has done a fantastic job restoring the Hatfield gymnasium and it is really a top notch facility,” Stricklin said.
The cost will be $120 per team to insure payment of officials at every game. Stricklin explained, “We don’t anticipate any residual funds but if there are residual funds it will be donated to the Polk County Basketball Association which is an amazing program.”
He added, “The key to the success of this idea is the level of interest we receive from the community. The idea is not viable unless at least 6 male and 6 female teams register.
Forms can be requested at email@example.com or by clicking the link within this article on The Pulse website, www.MyPulseNews.com. Completed forms can be returned to Stricklin via email or mail to the P.O. Box listed on the form. All forms are due by March 25. Individuals who do not have a team can register and teams who need additional players will be able to draft them at the managers meeting on March 26.
“In the future I would like to see this become a 12-week league with a fall kickball league and possibly a winter dodge ball league. It will be a lot of work, but any opportunity to get off the couch, move your body and get in some friendly competition is an “idea” worth championing,” said Stricklin.Adult Basketball League Sign-Up Form