Wednesday, May 2, 2012


A very special THANK YOU to everyone who turned out for the First Annual Blaze Basketball Club FAMILY GATHERING.  With well over 300 people in attendance the Grand Ball Room at the Browstone was ROCKIN' to say the least.
A great time was had by the parents and the players as they had the opportunity to get up close and personal with MAX PREP'S HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER of the YEAR, Kyle Anderson of St. Anthony's of Jersey City.  Kyle had just come out of surgery 3 hours earlier, but as he promised, he attended, addressed the crowd on the importance of education and commitment to basketball, and signed over 200 autographs.

Jack "BLACK JACK" Ryan got the party going with his dazzling basketball tricks and his unique brand of comedic entertainment.  Jack has traveled the world sharing his passion for basketball and entertainment with thousands of kids and will soon be featured in the NYC Street Ball documentary Doin' It In The Park.

The mission for the evening was fund raising, with the agenda of securing our own facility to call home front and center. There was amazing silent auction pieces, and droves of baskets for tricky try.  Kent and Jill also announced to the entire room that they will be having a baby boy!

More photos can be seen at IYB's Web Site