Year End Blend
Special thanks to all participants in any shape or form (player, official, stat keeper, volunteer, spectator etc) who supported the Blendos programs.
2022 was a rough year for me but has ended with several blessings and subtle reminders of why one should remain humble.
I am so unbelievably thankful for my basketball community and anyone who advocates or shows support for Blendos/Blend-A-Rama in any way.
I have been working behind the scenes talking with coaches in preparation of year 2 for the Blend-A-Rama (July 29 & 30th 2023). Last year we had 50 teams participate throughout 4 different age brackets. There is tremendous opportunity to offer additional age brackets/divisions and I'm currently anticipating around 132 teams for year 2.
Last year I set a goal of 200 teams and almost canceled at 50 teams. Looking back the people who participated in the event had a tremendous time and are eagerly anticipating the 2nd annual.
There are tons of organizational improvements that can be made to make the 2nd annual Blend-A-Rama a huge community success!
I have been spreading the word throughout section 4 while officating and I will be following up with schools over the next couple of months but a valiant effort will be made to bring several teams from other areas to compete as well.
Right now I am currently recruiting teams for the following divisions
Boys 9-12 (No modified experience allowed)
Girls 9-12 (No modified experience allowed)
Men's 30 +
Im looking to recruit 8-16 teams per bracket.
special accomodations will be made to offer anyone under the age of 5 free activities to attend during the event.
Im excited and rejuvenated to start fresh.
The work doesnt get done unless you do it
Here's a look back on this years champions
This year for the first annual Blend-A-Rama we held 4 different divisions on 6 courts with a 7th for a free shot / alternate
Womens 18+ Champions
Men's A 18+ Champions
Men's B 18 + Champions
13-15 Girls Champions
13-15 Boys Champions
For the Blendos recreational basketball leagues we have a spring, summer, fall and winter session.
We currently only operate one 5 on 5 tournament for the year but will explore AAU and other potential opportunities.
Men's Spring Basketball A League - Weinfield Farms Home Raised Beef (Black)
Men's Spring Basketball B League- Magro's Pizzeria (Black)
Men's Summer Basketball A League Champs- Yak's Youth Center (Slime)
Men's Summer Basketball B league Champs- Orange
Big Blend Association (BBA) Fall Draft Basketball League Champions- Green Green Greeeeeeeennnnnnnnnn
5th Annual Blendos Holiday Tournament Champions
Thanks again everyone!
If you are looking to participate in 2023 we will have the following programs
Men's Spring A
Men's Spring B
*Spring HS League
*Spring youth groups 5-12/ 13-18
Men's Summer A
Men's Summer B
Women's Summer League*
Summer Co Ed
Kids Summer A*
Kids Summer B*
Kids Summer Basketball Clinic
Fall DRAFT basketball league (Big Blend Association)
Men's Winter League
My goal is to provide worthwhile opportunity and Im motivated to get as many people invovled as possible.