2007 AAU Boys Basketball Super Regional Championship to be Held in Dallas-Ft. Worth Area Memorial Day Weekend

May event is last chance for youth basketball teams to qualify for AAU Boys National Championship Tournaments and provides a final high-level tune-up for district qualifiers

Frisco, TX, January 15, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Many of the nation’s top boys basketball players will assemble in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex Memorial Day weekend, hoping to take advantage of their last opportunity to qualify for the AAU Boys Basketball National Championships this summer.

The three-day Super Regional, to be held at Frisco ISD gyms May 25-27, also represents a final chance to face top competition for teams that already have qualified for a National Championship tournament by virtue of playing and placing at their local District qualifying tournament.

The Super Regional Championship is open to all AAU-member basketball teams in the United States, and each team will play a minimum of three games. Teams will compete in the following age groups:

- 10 and under/4th grade
- 11 and under/5th grade
- 12 and under/6th grade
- 13 and under/7th grade
- 14 and under/8th grade
- 15 and under/9th grade
- 16 and under/10th grade
- Junior Boys/11th grade and under

Entry packages for the 2007 Super Regional Championship are at: www.i9sportsofnorthtexas.com or www.aauboysbasketball.org . All entry fees for each team, must be received by May 16. 


“AAU basketball is one of the leading athletic organizations in the country, and this year’s Super Regional in Texas will be an opportunity for local teams and teams from as far away as Atlanta, Memphis and Indiana to compete at the highest level and prepare for the National Championships this summer,” said Reginald Grigsby, owner of i9 Sports of North Texas, which is hosting the May 2007 AAU Boys Basketball Super Regional Championship.

“The Super Regional Championship will be an exciting event for spectators and the media as well, because they will have a chance to watch some of tomorrow’s basketball superstars,” Mr. Grigsby added.

The list of former AAU players who have graduated to the National Basketball Association reads like a “who’s who” of hoops stars. Allen Iverson, Alonzo Mourning, Amare Stoutamire, Baron Davis, Elton Brand, Grant Hill, Isiah Thomas, Jermaine O’Neal, John Stockton, Karl Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Ray Allen and Shaquille O’Neal are among the hundreds of boys who used AAU basketball as a stepping stone to the NBA.


About AAU
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.

The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sport. During its early years the AAU served as a leader in international sport representing the U.S. in the international sports federations. The AAU worked closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games. After the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, the AAU has focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level. The philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever,” is shared by over 500,000 participants and over 50,000 volunteers. The AAU is divided into 57 distinct Districts. These Districts annually sanction more than 34 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 30,000 age division events.

About i9 Sports
i9 Sports is the first complete sports franchise for the 100 million youth and adult athletes nationwide. i9 Sports offers franchise opportunities to own and operate local amateur sports leagues, tournaments, camps, clinics, and youth development programs in locations from coast to coast.

The company offers programs geared toward boys and girls ages 3 to 14 and adult men and women of all ages. “At i9, we‘re redefining the youth and amateur adult sports experience!”

For more information, contact:
Reginald Grigsby
i9 Sports of North Texas
(972) 377-0084 (phone)

Alan Chapple
Chapple Public Relations
(678) 366-1171
i9 Sports of North Texas
Reginald Grigsby