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Suwanee Sports Academy

SUWANEE, GA – August 17, 2010 – Suwanee Sports Academy and D1Spects announced today that  they would be partnering on several marquee boys basketball tournaments starting in 2011.  Suwanee Sports Academy operates one of the country’s premier multi-court facilities and has hosted hundreds of local, regional and national tournaments since it was founded 12 years ago.    D1Spects has become Georgia’s home for news and information about grassroots basketball as well as a major regional tournament promoter.

“This is an exciting step for grassroots basketball in Georgia.  D1Spects does a great job of promoting tournaments and has seen tremendous growth over the past two years” says Suwanee Sports Academy General Manager, Mike Eddy.  “I think by combining the excitement they are creating with our capabilities and resources for running first-class tournaments, we can give teams a new tournament alternative that hasn’t existed in Georgia prior to this partnership”.

“Everyone knows Suwanee Sports Academy is the premier facility but we saw a bigger opportunity than just renting the facility for our tournaments.  They do as good of a job as anyone in the country running tournaments.  With this relationship, D1Spects can focus on doing what we do best, promoting and covering tournaments, and Suwanee on doing what they do best which is giving teams the best tournament experience anywhere,” says Harold Thompson, D1Spects Founder.

The following tournaments will be joint-ventured next year between D1Spects and Suwanee Sports Academy.  The Battle at Suwanee Sports Academy (March 11-13), Battlegrounds (March 18 -20), Atlanta Invitational Tournament (April  8-11), Tournament of Americas (June 1-5), and Atlanta Invitational Tournament II (June 10 – 11).   All teams are welcome to participate in the tournaments including AAU, YBOA, USSSA and USBA teams.  Age groups for the tournaments will be 9u through 17u and there will be two divisions of play for each tournament.

“Every year basketball in Georgia seems to get more fragmented and the result is that there just aren’t many tournaments left where teams get good competition, good facilities and a well run tournament.   You might find one or two of these elements but rarely can teams find all three,” says Eddy.  “I think that will change next year!”

For more information on Suwanee Sports Academy visit www.ssasports.com. For more information on D1Spects visit www.d1spects.com.

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