Fun Stuff

Orlando Magic present: Hoops & Heels

We teased this idea around two years ago and it's finally taking place! The Orlando Magic are hosting a female specific networking, learning and game event. Hoops & Heels - Check out all the details and come hang out with your fellow LadyBallers!

Make The Climb!

Being a lover of all things Philly, I follow updates on Twitter for key words. Recently a story popped up that touched me in so many ways. Check out this woman’s journey to fulfill a life long dream of climbing the “Rocky Steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Glenda Watson Hyatt was born with cerebral palsy, mostly affecting her muscle coordination, balance and speech, created her drive and determination to live life to the fullest even more prominent. This “this I’ll-do-it-myself girl” really exudes the definition of amazing. 

All-Star Weekend Is Here!

It's here: Orlando All-Star Weekend! Let the madness begin...

This is my first All-Star weekend and I have no idea what to expect. My packed schedule kicks off tonight as I am attending orientation for the 2012 NBA All-Star Jam Session all week. I am working a private event tomorrow night which is rumored to be a Magic

season ticket holder event, Thursday afternoon, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. I am looking forward to meeting pumped fans and all those attending from celebrities, players to sports professionals.

Alex Honnold: Penalty For Error Is Certain Death

alexWhen I saw the 60 minutes special: "The Ascent of Alex Honnold," I couldn’t even fathom the thought of free solo climbing. I am not sure I could ever even dream of doing the climbs that were featured even if I could use ropes. Now, I am by no means a climber but I have done in-door and well… that seems hard (but FUN) to me. I can’t even imagine hanging from my fingertips with one false move leading to a quick, painful fall resulting in my death.
This seriously takes dedication, practice and focus. When this special dove into his life, it literally is all he does. He lives out of his van and goes after climb after climb.  

Female Sports Professional: Marcelle English

Did you know that women watch more sports than soap operas! Yep, BigResearch Media Study found us that over 60% of women watched sports regularly vs. 42% who watched soap operas regularly. Thanks to sites like Jersey Girl Sports for recognizing this and creating a one stop shop for for female sports fans around the world! Today we are happy to have one of the founders of this great site, Marcelle English, who has been in the sports industry for almost 7 years, share her experience with us. Marcelle

Very similar to LadyBallers, Jersey Girl Sports strive to create an experience where a woman can find her place and add value within her favorite sport. Additionally they educate, inform and entertain women who enjoy sports. Jersey Girl Sports understands the power and influence that women have in sports and thus creates opportunities to capitalize on the strengths and value they bring to the industry.

Please give us a little background on how you got to your current role: I have been a sports enthusiast for since high school. I did my first celebrity athlete interview in high school with baseball and football Great, Bo Jackson, and I went on to cover the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. While in college I wrote for the sports section of my college paper. While doing morning drive radio in Atlanta, I met a number of athletes and when leaving that job I decided to open my own PR/Marketing Agency that catered to professional athletes. My first client became the starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys, Quincy Carter. So taking all of my sports passion and knowledge, I was able to put all of that into what I do today with Jersey Girl Sports.  

Orlando 3-on-3 Tournament: Hoops for Heroes

Do you love playing Basketball? Do you want to donate your skills and time to a great cause? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, this event is for you!

Hoop for Heroes is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament that will include an incredible Dunk Contest and Three Point shoot out that will take place on the former Orlando Magic Practice court. Games through out the weekend will be on that court as well

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National Running Day: What Do You Run For?

We're taking a break from the NBA madness for a moment today (at least until Game 2 tonight.)

Yesterday, June 1, was National Running Day. This event was organized for those who love to run to join each other all over the country and share their love of running. The event website states, "We may run alone, but on National Running Day, we celebrate together! On this day, runners everywhere share their passion for a lifestyle that is one of the best, and simplest, ways to stay fit—and so much more. You can head out solo to clear your mind, gab with your regular running buddies, or turn an unsuspecting friend into a running fiend. This day is for us!"

Anatomy of a Point Guard Final Tally

I know the playoffs are in full swing and things are getting crazy, but I am back with the final stats on "Anatomy of a Point Guard" for the regular season. It took me so long because of my lack of internet capabilities for almost two months (talk about withdraw). Anyways for those of you just joining us, I came up with my own little equation to see just how productive a point guard is every minute of the game. 

The equation is
[(APG/TOPG)(PPG)]/(48 minutes)
Got it? Good.

Female Sports Professional: Susan Lulgjuraj

susanHappy Female Sports Professional Monday LadyBaller fans! Today we have a northerner holding it down in AC, NJ! Susan Lulgjuraj has been in the sports industry for roughly 12 years and is currently a staff writer at the Press of Atlantic City. She covers everything from the Philadelphia Phillies to local sports with an occasional poker story throw in there, I mean come on, she rocks Atlantic City, it's a must!

Please give us a little background on how you got to your current role: I saw the job listed on JournalismJobs.com and I applied. They loved an article I did on the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures, where I spent a good portion of my teens and early 20s. I interviewed for the job the day of Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS with the Yankees against the Red Sox. I told them I couldn’t stay long because I have a ticket in my pocket burning a hole (Yankee Stadium was two hours away). By the time I got back to New York, I believe the Yankees were already down 6-0. I went home instead and crossed my fingers that I got the job.

Featured Tweeters: @patmuldowney & @reddusfoximus

Happy Friday the 13th! Going off of yesterday's "Social Media's Influence..." I have to give a shout out and #FF to some great sports tweeps Patrick and Pam: @patmuldowney and @reddusfoximus. Both are sports nuts who are witty and informative. 

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