Palm Beach Imperials Announce New Director of Business Development and Community Relations
Carr’s responsibilities in his new position will be creating business and sponsorship relations for the basketball team, as well as reaching out towards underprivileged and non-profit groups that can benefit from basketball.
“As a long standing member of the Boca Raton and Palm Beach County Community, I’m thrilled to be able to bring together three of my favorite loves: community, youth, and basketball,” stated Carr.
Carr, a former power forward for the University of Virginia’s 1976 ACC Tournament Championship basketball team, was employed as head basketball coach at Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Florida where he raised the boy's team from flops to ferocious, even winning their local high school basketball championship.
His story of overcoming obstacles on and off the court was the focus of a Disney Channel Original Movie, "Full Court Miracle".
“The Palm Beach County Community as well as the surrounding communities of Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie, and Stuart have been begging for a professional basketball team that we can call our own. The Palm Beach Imperials are our hometown team,” expressed Carr.
Dan Mangru, the Palm Beach Imperials Team President also commented on the appointment.
“Lamont Carr brings tremendous value to our team. He is truly an inspiration on and off the court. His basketball knowledge will lend itself to our team and his personal character will help us establish the team in the community. I look forward to all of the good things that Lamont will do for the community and the Palm Beach Imperials.”
About Palm Beach Imperials (www.palmbeachimperials.com)
The Palm Beach Imperials are Palm Beach’s and Treasure Coast’s only professional basketball team. The team looks to bring the worlds of music, entertainment, family and basketball to create a unique product for its fans. Currently the Palm Beach Imperials have created an impressive management group of former music executive, merchandising executives, former basketball players, international businessmen, and the 2008 Independent Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato (www.daniel2008.com).
About American Basketball Association (www.abalive.com)
The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a professional basketball league that spans from Beijing to Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The league seeks to bring a unique brand of sports and entertainment to a family market. The ABA was reorganized back in 2000-2001 from its predecessor the original ABA which features the likes of Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Moses Malone, and Rick Barry. Currently the league has over 40 teams with expansion plans for over 70 by 2006-2007.
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