XFreedom ABA Professional Basketball Team
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About The Event
Below is an authentic message from the ABA Co-Founder, Joe Newman.
"Bio Waste Tech, Repair Shop Outreach Ministries and The ExFelon Association asked me if it would be possible to create an ABA team made up of ExFelons and compete in the ABA. These organizations are supported by prisons, juvenile courts and ministries though-out the US and are involved with city, state and federal governments as they seek ways to reduce recidivism and to help those who want to turn their lives around. Again, their main focus is through education and job training as well as the ministry. They feel very strongly that if given the opportunity, an ABA team will have a huge impactin helping to solve the problem.
After giving it a lot of thought, both the good and the bad, I have decided to put an ExFelon team in the ABA starting 2018-2019. The team will be located in Miami, Florida and it will compete as a full ABA team. The players will be gainfully employed, will be expected to meet all ABA Standards and Requirements, the ABA Code of Conduct and show to the world that there is a second chance and another path to follow. Concurrently, these players will be getting high school and college level educations and will make an effort to matriculate into society as productive human beings. If this program is successful, similar programs can be developed around the US.”
When Dick Tinkham and I founded The ABA in 2000, one of our primary goals was to create the most diversified sports league in history and open up opportunities to those that have been previously denied them, focusing mainly on ownership and head coaching . And we certainly have done that and more based on our incredible ownership group and coaches.
I, thought about the movie, The Longest Yard and what it meant to those inmates to have an opportunity to be something they loved - football. And to have what the Greeks say, Philotimo - Caring for others spoken in Greece, family often. We are talking about ExFelons and what we as a Society can do to keep them from being a felon again. They achieve mindfulness and a passion to excel and be of a philotimo mindset, we care and honor our fellow man. They play professional basketball, helping many or one human to understand we all can change and learn to be worthy of society and teach others about our topic on ExFelon status. And we intend to do all this. We are more than Just a Game. We are the ExFelons. We are the ABA."
Contact Carl Bryant, owner and president @ 1.833.ExFelon.
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