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Proud to Serve America Club..

And an additional thanks to those of you who joined the Proud to Serve America Club yesterday. Your support of our military, police, firefighters and teachers is appreciated. The easiest thing to do is to go to and click on the Proud to Serve America Club link. The rest is easy. It is only $10 and you get a membership card, lots of benefits plus a nice lapel pin. And please add the banner from the ABA website and link it to your website. Your support is appreciated.

Sponsorship Package

Hello, We are coming to you on behalf of the Firebirds of Oakland County Professional Basketball Team who will conduct our second year “Firebird” campaign, to raise money for our 2013-14 seasons. The Firebirds finished 11-11 in 2012-13 inaugural seasons. We belong to the ABA (American Basketball Association) and play in the Mid-Central Division. We are currently playing our games at Beech Woods Recreation Center located at 22200 Beech Rd. in Southfield, Michigan. We are dedicated to building solid community relationships while providing family entertainment. Our goal is to create a warm and friendly environment where friends and families may experience an enjoyable and affordable entertaining event. We believe a local inexpensive professional basketball team will be a great asset to the entire Oakland County Area. We are reaching out to our community businesses for sponsorships and donations. No amount is too great or too small. All funds go toward team expenses (administrative cost, coaches, trainers, travel expenses, venues, security, insurance, day to day operational expenses, uniforms, etc.) and great community services events such as visiting community schools and making appearances to support charitable organizations. The community service will include several free clinics for all student- athletes between the ages of 6-13 years old. The Firebird’s will teach the younger athletes proper basketball techniques, strategies and everyday life skills. A schedule of our clinics can be found on our team web site: You will receive maximum exposure in the Oakland County Area through our targeted advertising on radio, in print, social media, press releases and editorials, and in game and community promotions. We can showcase your company, product, or service during our home games (which averaged 200 fans per game in 2012-13) on banners, in public announcements, through giveaways, and through prominent logo placement on merchandising. Also, you can have access to our broadcast network with our fans on the recently launched Firebird Facebook Fan Page and Twitter. Finally, your company can be acknowledged on our Firebird team website: To learn how to become a sponsor of the Firebirds of Oakland County, feel free to contact Owner: Shelby Johnson (313) 215-2550 or GM: Wade V. Cook (313) 402-4765. Thank YOU, in advanced for your consideration. Together, we will enrich lives of children and their families by bringing an excitement and affordable event to the Oakland County Community. In Kindest Regards,

Moving Forward

Moving forward, we will be seeing some changes to the website with added features and additional polish here and there. This will be rolling out in phases and should have minimal impact on the site itself.