Vancouver, WA, March 21st, 2023 – The Vancouver Volcanoes are excited to announce Waste Connections as our official community partner for the 2023 basketball season! We will be hosting six…
About The Basketball League (TBL)
The Basketball League is a top tier professional basketball league in the US, dedicated to delivering World Class Professional Basketball to the community, fans and business partners. With their focus on community and player development both on and off the court, it is truly “A Different League”.
Evelyn Magley, the first woman and African-American to operate as CEO of a men’s professional league, guides the league with her purposeful vision and holds strong value in positively impacting the lives of young people.
President Dave Magley, a former NBA player and coach, is dedicated to adding great team market owners. For more information visit thebasketballleague.net
Meet the Vancouver Volcanoes:
Vancouver Volcanoes is a sports entertainment basketball club dedicated to helping our players develop into professionals on and off the court, growing new basketball fans, and providing great entertainment, value and service for the community.
Our goal is to provide the Vancouver Washington metropolitan area a family friendly, affordable professional basketball experience to influence the local youth to reach their fullest potential.
What sets us apart is our commitment to assist players in achieving their professional goals while serving the local community. Players and coaches will conduct skills camps for children, as well as participate in community service or volunteer activities involving charitable organizations and/or local youth.
The Vancouver Volcanoes was founded in 2005 and played in the well respected International Basketball League (IBL), winning the championship in 2011. Despite being embraced by the community, the Volcanoes became inactive after the IBL ceased operations in 2014. My wife Sara and I took over ownership of a Portland ABA team we re-branded as the Portland Storm in 2019. After moving the team to The Basketball League (TBL), we decided to relocate the team and bring back the Volcanoes to Vancouver. After sitting out this season due to COVID restrictions, the Vancouver Volcanoes are looking forward to our inaugural season in March 2022 as part of TBL; a professional basketball league formed in 2017. There are currently 35 teams in TBL and the Volcanoes compete in the West Coast Division.
In order to thrive, we understand the importance of community partnerships. In the spirit of community, we are reaching out to local businesses for partnerships. The funds provided by these partners will go toward the cost of operating home games, player salaries, travel expenses, and community events.
Curtis Hill, President
Volcanoes Return 2022!
The Vancouver Volcanoes were celebrated in town for over a decade, winning the 2011 IBL Championship and helping over 20+ players and 40+ dancers earn professional contracts around the world.
In 2016, the International Basketball League disbanded which left the team homeless, but the Vancouver Volcanoes are returning March 2022 and will be playing in the The Basketball League!!
The Volcanoes participate in the league wide financial literacy program with our players, and also incorporate it into our “Cano Club”. This entrepreneurship club offers youth experiential learning and internship opportunity in the sports entertainment industry, while focusing on financial literacy, building credit, writing business plans, job opportunities and much more.