The Indiana Fever has announced a partnership with the Indy Girls Hoops League, the largest school-based youth girls league in the United States.
Founded in 2007, the IGHL is Indiana’s premier school-based travel league for girls in grades 3 thru 8.
Beginning this winter, the Fever is a presenting partner of the IGHL with its logo appearing on the league website and publications, end-of-season trophies and all summer league team uniforms. The Indiana Fever will make a financial contribution to the league of more than 200 teams and 2,000 girls from Central Indiana plus the offer of discounted pricing to Fever games and its summer basketball camp. IGHL participants and coaches will have recognition opportunities at Fever games and special events.
Organized and run by Indiana high school basketball coaches, the IGHL manages leagues for girls, ages 8-14. Its 2011-12 winter leagues culminate in a state tournament in March 2012. The Fever also will sponsor the league’s summer activities and leagues in fall 2012. The Fever’s partnership with IGHL is a natural complement to its involvement with Pacers Sports & Entertainment’s youth basketball initiative that already involves statewide programs such as those offered at local YMCA branches and Boys & Girls Clubs.
“The Indy Girl’s Hoops League is excited to be joined by the Indiana Fever in our quest to provide the best basketball league possible for the young ladies of the State of Indiana,” said Walt Raines, director of the IGHL. “This partnership will allow players and coaches of the IGHL to work with and learn from the best women basketball players in the world. Even more importantly it gives the young ladies in the IGHL the best role models possible.”