GIRLS' BASKETBALL: News Items

Thursday, January 17
Message from the Girls Basketball Director - Jozelle Burwell-Patterson......
Happy New Year! 
Wow!  It's hard to believe that THAT time, GIRLS BASKETBALL time, has rolled around again.  It is my hope that all is well with everyone and you've all had an opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends, loved ones, etc., and reflecting on how blessed we ALL are.
Attached, please find the meeting notice for the 2008 Annual Girls' Basketball Committee scheduled for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008 at Willowbridge Clubhouse, 9330 Willowbridge Park Blvd., Houston, TX  77064 -- www.mapquest.com. We will have a social hour w/appetizers beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Those wishing to bid on invitationals for the upcoming 2008 season must submit their dates and e-mail or fax them back to me at 281-876-3550 by no later than Wednesday, 30 January 2008.

The GUIDELINES for bidding on tournaments are attached, please review them PRIOR to bidding on a tournament so that there are no misunderstandings this upcoming year.

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT award 2008 invitationals to clubs/teams that host tournaments outside of the AAU spectrum (i.e., Primetime, etc.) on AAU invitational dates awarded to other clubs/teams (with the exception of host dates not currently assigned to a club/team on
the current calendar).

As always, our mission is to support each other, as most clubs are non-profit and comprised of many volunteers who are dependent on the tournaments to fund their
programs each year. Therefore, it is not fair for a club/team to host an AAU event one week and host another non-AAU event three weeks later while another AAU club/team is hosting their invitational.
This message is being sent to those clubs currently listed on my mailing list OR that are already registered for the 2008 season.  Please pass this information on to other clubs you feel may be interested.
If there are questions, please feel free to contact me.
Jozelle