ABA Press Release: Welcome “Windy City Groove”


Indianapolis, IN.  The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that the Windy City Groove based in Chicago has joined the ABA.  “Actually we’re just announcing the Groove; they’ve been playing already and are making quite an impression,” stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman.  “And it is little wonder; they’ve put together a very experience group there.”

The Windy City Groove is owned and operated by Chicago natives Steven and La Chelle Sanders, a husband and wife couple of eighteen years.  The Sanders’ commitment to sports, family and community is the reason they became owners.  “Our desire to help others set and obtain goals is our heartfelt mission,” stated Mrs. Sanders.  “We are determined to provide an affordable and high quality family entertainment experience while offering young men an opportunity to enhance their career potential – a “win-win” for the community.”

Don Starks is Director of Operations, a man with 18 years in movie theatre ownership and 12 years experience in investment banking. He has a BA in Business Administration; an MBA in Finance and has worked for Dean Witter Reynolds and Bank of Montreal.  Email don.starks@windycitygroove.com or call 312 401 9141.

Adorn Lewis-Mitchell will handle marketing following 35 years in public relations at the corporate, agency and not-for-profit level.  With a BA in Journalism and MS in Marketing Communications as well as 40 industry awards for communications excellence, it is no wonder that the Groove got off to a great start in a very competitive city.

Alvin Washington handles the Groove play-by-play on radio and TV following Sports Directorships at radio stations in three cities and 11 seasons at the PA Announcer for the Harlem Ambassadors Comedy Basketball Team.  Ian Mahoney is an Advisor to the team. He has 25 years of national media sales experience, 20 years as a basketball shooting coach, with a BA in education…oh, and he played for both the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls and has worked for Fox Network, NBC Universal and BET (Black Entertainment Television).

“Quite an imposing group,” added Newman.  “We expect some great things from them.

For more information, visit www.windycitygroove.com or email sanders_lachelle@hotmail.com or visit www.americanbasketballassociation.org or www.abaliveaction.com.


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