Austin Toros Partner with Neighborhood Sports

AUSTIN, TX May 13, 2011 – The Austin Toros today announced that Neighborhood Sports will join the Jr. Toros program as members for the 2011-12 season. Neighborhood Sports offers basketball, flag football, soccer, track, camps, after school programs, and clinics to thousands of youth in the central Texas area. The Austin Toros’ Jr. Toros program is a youth league affiliation that affords teams an opportunity to interact with the Toros throughout the season through player and coaches clinics and attendance at home games.

“The Toros are proud to announce our new partnership with Neighborhood Sports,” said Peter Lubell, Toros Chief Operating Officer. “Our focus is on the development of youth basketball throughout central Texas and our partnership will provide their kids and coaches with additional skills training that will set them up for success as they progress to higher levels of competition.”

Neighborhood Sports will also partner with the Toros this summer to offer a youth basketball camp July 18-22 at Gorzycki Middle School in south Austin. Registration is $249 for the full day or $150 for a half day. Camp is open to students entering fourth through ninth grades and includes lunch, t-shirt, and five vouchers to Toros’ 2011-12 home games. Registration is available at toroshomecourt.com/summercamp.

“Neighborhood Sports is excited to work with the Toros,” said Jeff Forster, Director for Neighborhood Sports. “We expect this partnership to lead to even more growth in our basketball program which has become one of the larger ones in the area. Partnerships like this add to the basketball experience for our basketball players and helps get professional athletes involved in the community.” For information regarding the Neighborhood Sports basketball program, call (512) 249-2611.

Forster added, “Who knows, maybe someday we will see one of our basketball players wearing a Toros uniform.”

Season and group tickets are available now for the 2011-12 season. For more information on Jr. Toros or summer camps, call the office at (512) 236-8333 or visit austintoros.com.