Blue Wave Basketball is pleased to announce the return of our highly successful Beginner Basketball Program for Fall 2018. This program exeplifies the "FUN" in our "Fundamentals" first approach to skill development.
During this 5 week / 5 session program, Robert Pilsbury, Blue Wave - Head of Player Development will teach participants the basic fundamentals of dribbling, shooting and passing that will begin to build the foundation for success.
Guild Hall Gym – Located at 307 Congress Street, Portland
As most of you already know, Blue Wave Basketball is a non-profit organization that prides itself on the fact that we have never turned a kid away for inability to pay. This is a vital part of our identity here at Blue Wave and will remain a part of our culture even as we grow.
The amazing growth that we have seen as an organization has also increased our scholarship out-put. In order to maintain our identity, allow kids who otherwise would not have an opportunity to afford the invaluable experiences of playing AAU basketball and still maintain competitive pricing for our non-scholarship kids; we have identified a need to enhance our fundraising goals.
We have recruited two Blue Wave Mom's who are eager to jump in and really drive our fundraising efforts. They have some great ideas planned and they are excited to see how we can all come together as a program to make sure that all kids who want it, have the ability to learn and play basketball with Blue Wave.
It's important to remember that this is bigger than just basketball... helping these fundraising efforts is giving kids an opportunity to cultivate new friendships and networks, a safe place when they need it most and for some of our players- travelling out of state to AAU tournaments is the only opportunity they have to travel and experience being out of Maine. For some of our scholarship players- playing Blue Wave basketball is life altering and opens doors that they wouldn't otherwise be able to walk through. It is an amazing feeling to be able to give that chance to a child who needs it... so whenever and however you can jump in to help our fundraising efforts and events will be most appreciated and rewarding.
Andrea Jackson (207-332-0810) and Rene Hoglund (207-712-4701) will be the primary force behind our fundraising. They will be organizing several events throughout each year to benefit Bluewave Basketball. They can also be reached at:
If you have any fundraising ideas- Andrea and Rene want to hear them! If you own or work for a business that looks to donate to non-profit organizations- please let them know.
We sincerely appreciate all of your support and look forward to some fun filled events and basketball!
Steve, Shawn, Dajuan, Pils & Bluewave Fundraising Committee
The directors of Blue Wave Basketball are very excited to announce that Blue Wave Basketball in partnership with Zero Gravity Basketball has signed a "Three Stripes Program Athletic Agreement" with Adidas!
This partnership will allow Blue Wave Basketball to wear the latest Adidas uniforms as well have access to the latest Adidas brand apparel and footwear at a discount. We will also have access to invite only Adidas basketball tournaments around the country including the Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Series and other Three Stripes Certified Events!
As the only program in Maine selected for this opportunity we are very excited to hit the Spring 2016 Season in full force and look forward to representing the Adidas brand with pride!