Women’s basketball has grown drastically over the years in visibility, numbers of players, skill level, fans, and energy. It is time to celebrate that success, continue the momentum and promote the game from the grassroots level with an event created exclusively for girls basketball, The Ladies Ball. We’re creating the biggest, most celebratory weekend in girls basketball history. The Ladies Ball tournament provides girls a platform to showcase their ability to the world and grow their game.
This is where the past, the present and the future come together. This is where the new world of girl’s basketball will be created. When history calls, what will you do?
Kate McGuinness – Executive Director
A former public affairs executive with a NY media and telecommunications company and executive producer of The Ride, a quarterback reality show, on MTV2, Kate has been working and impacting the national youth sports scene for more than two decades. Read more here.
Richard McGuinness – Chairman
Rich has created and ran the biggest football event portfolio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, which featured showcase events on CBS Sports Network and events in China, Europe and Mexico. Read more here.
Jay Orillaza - Partner / Chief Recruiter
A top point guard who has graced many tournament courts domestically and in the Philippines, “Jersey Jay” has been coaching top girls’ teams and athletes in the New York tri-state area. Read more here.
We would also like to recognize Bob Geoghan, our original Honorary Chairman of National Selection Committee.
Bob was a great inspiration to the game of basketball and a pioneer in the creation of high-level basketball events. The creator of the McDonald’s All American Game, Bob had more than fifty years of experience producing some of the biggest events in basketball. We were pleased that Bob's was able to share his wisdom with us and The Ladies Ball as the first Honorary Chairman of the National Selection Team. We miss Bob greatly. Read more here.
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