If you live in the Jacksonville Florida area you have the awesome opportunity to partake in two super basketball home games. “The Giants” will face off with the “Gulf Coast Flash” (2011 final 4 contenders meet again) on Friday Jan.4th and then will take-on the “Birmingham Blitz” (Blitz loss to Giants in Dec. 19, 2012 game) on Saturday Jan. 5th. Both games will be held at 7:00 p.m. at JAX Veterans Memorial Arena. Don’t forget to look into the life of one of the officials who will be in attendance.
About The JAX Giants:
The Jacksonville Giants won the 2012 ABA National Championships: Season Two (27-4); Season One (24-2), including a trip to the ABA Final Four. Their mission is to offer outstanding family entertainment at affordable prices to the city of Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. The Giants provide a platform for young athletes to succeed in life. To share our successes with those in need. And, to make every attempt to ensure that those who wish to see us play will have that opportunity. We offer reasonably priced tickets as well as television coverage of most home games.
The Jacksonville Giants will begin Season Three in December 2012. Local attorney and entrepreneur Ron Sholes acquired the team in July 2010 and has worked diligently to build an organization that will support his signed athletes and unite the community.
The Jacksonville Giants organization offers a fun-filled family environment with incredibly exciting basketball at every game. With the unique ABA rules (such as the 3-D rule), the games are fast-paced, and the players are both offensively and defensively motivated. Due to the 3-D rule, the points are increased, which provides for high-scoring games. The Giants broke the world record in the 1st game, scoring 182. Mid-season, the Giants broke their own record, scoring 206 points, and breaking the Arena’s scoreboard. Now, the players and coaches are inspired and hit the court with a plan to break the scoreboard and keep the opposition to under 100 points. Head Coach Kevin Waters and Assistant Coaches David Graham and Jerry Williams have years of experience and consider each game to be a new challenge. As Kevin Waters has stated, “The team stays humble and takes each game as a learning experience on how they can improve.”
Giants vs. Gulf Coast Flash
Date: Fri. Jan. 4, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m.
Giants vs. Birmingham Blitz
Date: Sat. Jan. 5, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena SMG
300 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Tickets: $6.00 – $100.00
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