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WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE

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This winter recreation basketball league is anchored on its partnerships with the Sacramento Kings, Jesuit, and amazing small businesses in the greater Sacramento area.. a record 950 K-8 Boys and Girls will play this season. Games are played on Sundays from January-March. 3rd-8th Grade teams play their championship games at the Golden 1 Center. The league's foundation is teaching life skills through basketball.

Sponsor 2021 22 Buzzardball Winter League
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ABOUT WINTER LEAGUE

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A word from Director Steve Buzzard:
 

16 years ago, I was approached by a friend named Greg Nathanson. He wanted me to look at and eventually take over a youth basketball league he was running. At the time, there were a little over 100 kids involved on the K-8 level. Admittedly, I was good with just coaching my boys Toph and Max at the time. After watching the league for a few years, a vision started coming together. I wanted to create a recreation basketball league with an NBA/WNBA feel. And now as we enters our 15th year,  Buzzardball is not just a league ... it's an EXPERIENCE available to all boys and girls who want to play the game of basketball.

The strength of this experience starts with the amazing families that are involved with the league. Buzzardball has created a safe and fun environment for the kids playing and the players participating. Next are the coaches, who are your community fathers and mothers who volunteer their time to guide our children using basketball as a vehicle for life skills vital to your child's success. Then there are the amazing partnerships we have with the Sacramento Kings, Jesuit High School, and St. Francis High School. Through these partnerships, the participants in Buzzardball get unique opportunities to be a part of these amazing programs through getting discounts or free admission to games to getting t-shirts. And of course, the icing on the cake is the opportunity we have to play our games at the Golden One Center … home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Priceless.

Lastly, the one rule that separates Buzzardball from other youth basketball leagues is the ALL-PLAY rule. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player, the ALL-PLAY rule forces the concept of team play. Everyone is a piece of the puzzle. A huge life skill for the advanced player who will have to enhance his/her leadership skills. And for the beginner, who will have equal time on the court to learn and improve their game. This rule evens the playing field.

I invite you to be a part of this unique basketball experience. I love being the director. I put my heart and soul to everything you see from this website, to the NBA-replica uniforms, to the write-ups, and most importantly ... providing a positive experience for your child! Please scroll through the website to see the inside workings of how Buzzardball operates. And feel free to contact me with any questions you have about the league.

Format and Features

  • Youth basketball league for boys + girls Grades K-8 of all levels

  • Broken up by grade level:

    • 3rd, 4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th Boys & Girls Teams​

  • K-2 Leagues are co-ed | No score is kept

  • All-Play League | Everyone plays an important role on the team

  • Volunteer Coaches committed to teaching and supporting our kids

  • Fun + Safe Environment for Kids + Their Families

  • Easy registration with early bird pricing!

  • You can register with a whole team (up to 10 players), with a few friends (less than 10), or solo (placed on a team)

  • High quality double-sided uniforms featuring NBA + WNBA teams

  • Photo Day on Super Bowl Sunday morning (before the game)

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Practices and Games​

  • Games are played on Sundays from January-March (7-8 games)

  • One practice for one hour weekly

    • Practices run M-F in the evenings from 4:30-8:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm. I will try to place your child accordingly.

  • 3rd-8th Grade Playoffs

  • 3rd-8th Grade Championships played at Golden One Center

  • Weekly Updates with Headlines + High Scorers

  • K-2 ends 1st Sunday in March

Partnerships

  • Sacramento Kings - families will have opportunities to purchase discounted tickets to Kings games at Golden One Center. Every purchase goes toward league total that allows our championship games to be hosted at G1C

  • Rio Americano High School, Jesuit, St. Francis - opportunities for players to attend games FREE during the basketball season.

  • Sponsorship opportunities | A great place to highlight your business in front of hundreds of families.

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FAQ

General

WHAT ARE THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS


  • We are accepting paintings only at this time. No photographic art or sculptures
  • The max files size you can submit is 15MB
  • Please include a minimum sale price for your art
  • Your biography and a statement (tell us about yourself and your background)
  • Social media links
Ready to submit your art and join our cause?




WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY ART IS ACCEPTED


Artists will be notified individually within 30 days of their art submission.




CAN I DONATE ART FOR FUTURE BASED ON THE CAUSE


YES! We know artists have big hearts. If your art resonates with a cause or it is something that is important to you then you can donate specific to the month the cause will be supported. Ready to submit your art for a cause?




CAN I SPECIFY WHAT CAUSE I WOULD LIKE THE PROCEEDS TO GO TO


Absolutely! Sometimes our art shows itself best, specifically with a cause, and sometimes it is your heart that wants to support it! If not specified or you don't have a preference, we will choose the timing & cause for you.




HOW LONG AM I COMMITTED TO MY DONATION


We would like 30 - 45 days to sell your painting & promote it on social media, with a 100% guarantee that it is ours to do so during that time. If it does not sell, then you are released of your obligation and are welcome to submit again at any time.




HOW WILL I BE PROMOTED


AFG will feature accepted artists through a variety of social media channels. These platforms include, but not limited to, Email, Instagram, Facebook, by postings, tags & possible personal interviews. Accepted Artists will also have permanent placement for minimum of 1 year on the AFG website. First as featured artist on our home page, then in the gallery section as previously donated artist. This will include links provided to point directly back to the artists website/social with no fees for 1 full year minimum.




BUYER CONTRACT/PROTECTION FROM DUPLICATION


AFG Will have each buyer sign this disclaimer upon any purchase. LINK HERE ——— (Any additional contracts/disclaimers will be between artist and purchaser).




HOW DOES SHIPPING WORK


Artists will need to ship directly to the buyer within 3 working days. Art must be insured and tracking numbers provided. Shipping to be paid for by AFG.




IS MY ART DONATION A TAX DEDUCTION


Please speak to your accountant. AFG is in the process of getting our 501c3.





Pricing

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT MY ART


Nothing, it's 100% FREE to submit your art with us. We appreciate your gift of art to help us heal the world! Thank you! We do ask you to commit to reciprocal social media posts. Posting templates and info will be provided.




AM I IN CONTROL OF MY ART AND THE PRICING?


Yes! As an artist myself, it is very important that your art be protected, respected & valued. Artists keep possession of their painting unless otherwise discussed/agreed (for video presentation etc..). AFG will agree to the pricing and the artist will ship directly to the collector with full reimbursement. Any future sales to that client will be yours, but of course... donations are greatly appreciated!




PRICING


Artist determines pricing for AFG. AFG will receive 100% of sales price and will give 100% of total profit to charity.