The Premier Basketball (PBL) and Tobacco Road Basketball League (TRBL) made history today as they announced a new affiliation. Effective immediately, the Tobacco Road Basketball League will now be the official 'AA' farm system of the 'AAA' Premier Basketball League.
"We are very excited about the relationship and future we are building between the PBL and the TRBL," stated PBL League Vice-President, Dominic Turcotte.
Founded in 2011, the TRBL is a league based primarily in the southeast region of the United States and brings a similar mission statement as the PBL. Teams are to be positive role models and outstanding citizens in their local communities and bring quality family-fun entertainment for fans of all ages.
The new affiliation will give players a chance to showcase their talents and move up or down in a professional farm system to continue their goal of reaching the next level of professional basketball.
The Premier Basketball League preseason will conclude with the 2014 PBL Thanksgiving Classic.
The Thanksgiving Classic is a two games series consisting of last year's PBL championship Rochester RazorSharks, one new expansion team from each conference and the hosting Buffalo 716ers.
The winners from game one on November 29th will move on to the championship round the following day for a chance to win the first annual Thanksgiving Classic trophy. There will also be a third pace consolation game.
Tickets are $10 and proceeds will go to Variety Children's Charity.
ABOUT THE TRBL
The Tobacco Road Basketball League began play in 2012 and has grown to become one of the top basketball professional minor leagues in the United States.
They currently have 15 teams spread across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
The PrimeTime Players are the winningest team in TRBL history after winning all three championships spanning from 2012-14.
As an official sponsor of the Premier Basketball League, Toast Pain Relief and Dr. Greenfield's Skin Care Products are offering 25% off their products for fans of the PBL.
This discount is available atwww.toastroducts.com. Fans can receive this large discount when they visit the TOAST website and type in the promo code "PBL". Shipping and handling charges will be additional.
Founded in 2000 by professional athletes who needed superior pain relief products, TOAST offers a range of products to help enable athletes to meet the physical challenges of daily life, physical workouts and athletic competition.