CHICAGO, July 25, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — The Premier Basketball League is excited to welcome its newest addition to the PBL team roster with the Sauk Valley Predators. The Sauk Valley area covers all of Northwest Illinois, a great sports community that loves and supports professional basketball.
Brad Grenoble, owner and general manager of the team, is looking forward to the upcoming season and being a part of the PBL. “Our goal is to bring professional sports to our community, allowing community members the opportunity to experience family fun and excitement right at their back door,” Grenoble said.
Grenoble brings years of experience in the sports industry to the PBL. Prior to his newest venture with the Predators, Grenoble served as marketing director and assistant general manager to the Southern Illinois Miners (a team out of the Frontier Baseball League). During his two years with the Southern Illinois Miners, Grenoble helped orchestrate the startup of a 25 million dollar stadium for the team. Additionally, Grenoble implemented multiple successful promotions and sponsorship programs.
“When we were looking for a solid Midwest expansion, the northwest region of Illinois was at the top of our list. The Sauk Valley Predators fan base comes from a solid sports and community minded area. We are excited to bring professional basketball at its finest to the region,” commented PBL President and CEO Brij Desai.
The Predators organization is asking for your help in determining the team’s mascot. Those who wish to participate in the online poll should visit www.saukvalleypredators.com to vote.
The Sauk Valley Predators are in the process of bringing on a coaching staff and management for the team. All professional caliber athletes interested in trying out for the Predator program should visit the PBL website for more information on the national combine.
The Predators join the Rochester RazorSharks, Team Scranton Wilkes-Barre, the Chicago Muscle, and the Dayton Air Strikers for the 2012 season. The PBL will announce the final teams for its fifth season of play throughout the summer months.
For more information about the Premier Basketball League visit www.thePBL.com or contact Brij M. Desai at (773) 794-4958
SOURCE Premier Basketball League