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Lady Wings semi-pro basketball lands in Columbus

By Curtis McCloud -   bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - For Latoya Brown playing on Columbus' first semi-pro woman's basketball team is a dream come true. Brown is excited to play on a team that shares the same views about the game as she does.

"If you see the passion that we girls have you know for the program and the whole plan, we hungry," Latoya Brown.

The fifteen member team signed their contracts today, forming the Columbus Lady Wings basketball team. Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson says bringing the sport to the city gives people more options.

"You need not only some of the traditional football and male basketball but also female basketball,"   Mayor Tomlinson.

The Mayor was named an honorary member and given her own jersey at today's signing. She tells us that the city will greatly benefit from this venture because of the talented team members.

"It's very energetic, a lot of action going on, I think they are going to actually pull out the crowds and we are certainly going to support them as a city," Mayor Tomlinson. 

"It will generate some revenue for the city and some additional entertaining for people that don't have everything to do on a Saturday evening," Raymond Thorn.

Head coach Mike Davis is excited about his team and the upcoming season. Davis says the experience that each of the girls has will attract people to the games.

"Some played oversees pro-ball some played college ball, some played high school ball, at high levels, it's going to be entertaining, something new, and well put together," Coach Davis said.

Like every member of the Lady Wings, Latoya Brown is hoping to soar to unbelievable heights and leaving a lasting impression on the city.

"Girls are committed the coaches, the whole program you know, like they says we have the mayor behind us," Latoya Brown said.

2011 Columbus Lady Wings Schedule

May 15

Tallahassee Thunder

Vs

Columbus Lady Wings

AWAY
May 21

Columbus Lady Wings

Vs Atlanta Battle Cats HOME
May 28

Columbus Lady Wings

Vs SC All-Stars HOME
June 4 Gulf Coast Tropics Vs

Columbus Lady Wings

AWAY
June 11

Columbus Lady Wings

Vs Gulf Coast Storm HOME

June 18

Columbus Lady Wings

Vs Low Country Fire

AWAY (in Atlanta)

June 25 Montgomery Dream Vs

Columbus Lady Wings

AWAY
July  9

Columbus Lady Wings

Vs Montgomery Dream HOME

July 16

Gulf Coast Storm Vs

Columbus Lady Wings

AWAY

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