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PG Valor vs MD Select First Responders

Sunday, December 04, 2022

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Prince George's Community College

301 Largo Road, Largo, MD, USA

Youth in Sports Night

PG Valor will be hosting: MD Select First Responders

Normally we would be honoring 5 Community Partners on this night who are working to improve the quality of life. They would have received an A.S.A.P. Award which is the America Solves America's Problems Award. But for this game we want to bring awareness to our concern about the continuous and unfortunate senseless gun violence that is occurring in our community. We will be honoring youth athletes who are no longer with us as a result of senseless violence.

Special halftime performance by: Studio Blaq Royalty and the Bowie Boys and Girls Club Cheerleaders.

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Head Coach: Danilo "JR" Pinnock, Jr. (Learn more about Coach Pinnock by clicking here)

About the team: PG Valor is an American Basketball Association (ABA) team in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In addition to competing in the ABA from November through March for regular season games and from March through April for playoff and championship games, PG Valor competes in charity games against other professional and local teams. At the end of its first season (2016-2017), PG Valor was ranked No. 2 in its conference. PG Valor was ranked No. 1 in its conference and the 2018 Chesapeake Division Champion in its second season (2017-2018). Since then, one former player has been invited to Las Vegas for the Ice Cube Big 3 (3-3 league) fourteen PG Valor players have received contracts to play overseas; one player was called up to the G-League; and one player participated in the 2018 ABA All-Star game. Recently, three players have been selected for the 2018 ABA Gold. In 2019 a PG Valor player was selected to participate in the ABA All star game and PG Valor ended season 3 in the second round of playoffs. Community Partnerships are also available for non profits and other members of the DMV Community. This is in addition to sponsorship opportunities for local, national and international businesses. PG Valor is minority and woman owned by LaDonna M. Smith, from Fairmount Heights, Maryland.

About the ABA: The ABA is a men’s professional basketball league. The original ABA was formed in 1967. In 1976, four ABA franchises merged into the NBA: the Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs. The lead attorney for the ABA during the merger was Dick Tinkham, who was a co-founder of the Indiana Pacers and the commissioner of the ABA. Opposing counsel was David Stern, who later became the commissioner of the NBA. In partnership with the NBA, the ABA was reformed in 2000. 

Today, the ABA has over 100 teams and 1,500 players who are former NBA players, Division 1 and 2 NCAA players, McDonald’s All-Americans, and international players. The ABA has introduced the ABA Gold, a new league that showcases the ABA’s best players

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