WNBA Player Rebekkah Brunson To Sponsor The Capital City Basketball Women’s Summer League

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: May 16, 2005

Rebekkah Brunson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Georgetown Rebekkah Brunson, WNBA player for the Sacramento Monarchs, is sponsorong the annual Capital City Basketball Women’s Summer League (WSL).

The WSL tips off on Thursday, June 16 at the Trinity Center located on the campus of Trinity University, 125 Michigan Avenue, NE in Washington, D.C.

A competitive women’s basketball league, the WSL will feature premier graduating high school seniors, collegiate and professional female players in the Metropolitan area.

The league is designed for standout players to polish and improve upon their skills throughout the summer and was certified by the NCAA this year. All proceeds from the WSL will go directly to the 32 Foundation created by Brunson.

This foundation will provide academic and athletic enrichment programs to students in the Metropolitan area.

“The Capital City Basketball Women’s Summer League is a great opportunity for players to compete at a high level throughout the summer, showcase their talents and abilities and hone the skills necessary to perform at an optimal level throughout their careers,” stated Brunson, one of the founders of the WSL and a former participant in the league when it was owned by another entity.

Area colleges from Division I, II and III schools, along with collegians with local ties to the D.C. area, and the top 20 graduating high school seniors will be invited to participate in the WSL.

Schools represented in last year’s league included Coppin State College, Duke University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, University of Maryland and Wake Forest University just to name a few.

The WSL will consist of 12 coached teams playing in the Pro/Am format for eight weeks. In compliance with NCAA regulations, no team will have more than two players from the same collegiate team.

League games will be held Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The top six teams will compete tournament style to determine the league’s champion.

The registration fee is $75, which includes a tournament schedule and uniform. Payment should be received before the June 1st deadline.

Bickerstaff Sports & Entertainment, a full service sports marketing, management, and event production company, was hired by Brunson to handle the management, logistics and game day operations of the WSL.

For more information regarding the Capital City Basketball Women’s Summer League and to request a tournament schedule, please contact Junie Harris at 202-832-8560

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