2018 - 2019 GAME SCHEDULE

Jordan Tindal, General Manager and Shooting Guard demonstrating his ability to fly...

NOVEMBER 2018

November 3 - HOME vs. Fayetteville Flight (NC), 7:00 pm, Sumter YMCA 


November 10  - AWAY vs. Roanoke Rising Stars,  Roanoke, VA - 5:45 pm


November 11 - AWAY vs. Richmond Elite (VA) - Cancelled


November 17 - HOME vs. Roanoke Rising Stars  (VA) - 7:00 pm, Sumter YMCA


November 24 - HOME vs. Atlanta Aliens, Atlanta, GA, 7:00 pm, Sumter Y

DECEMBER 2018

December 25 - Merry Christmas


December 29 - Home vs. Gastonia Snipers - 7:00 pm, Sumter YMCA

JANUARY 2019

January 5 - AWAY vs. Fayetteville Flight, Fayetteville, NC


January 6 -  AWAY vs. DMV Warriors , Baltimore, MD


January 12 - HOME vs. Fayetteville Flight, Fayetteville, NC, 7:00 pm, Sumter YMCA


January 19 - Home vs. SC Celtics - 7:00 pm, Sumter YMCA

FEBRUARY 2019

February 9 - Away vs. Atlanta Aliens, Atlanta, GA 


February 16 - HOME vs. Richmond Elite, Richmond, VA, 6:30  pm Sumter, YMCA

MARCH 2019

March 2 - Charity Game vs. Sumter Sherriff's Department - 7 pm.  All Students 0-15 y/o enter free with student ID card and accompanied by a parent.






TRANSPORTATION  AVAILABLE  TO  AWAY  GAMES

$40 per away game with purchase of Adult Season Ticket - (Season Ticket $60) - Savings of $20

MUST  BE  PURCHASED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS  PRIOR  TO  GAME  DATE.  

LIMTED SEATS AVAILABLE.

In Loving Memory

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Antonio "TJ" Sumter, Jr.

June 2, 1996 - August 15, 2017



TJ became a semi-professional basketball player on July 16, 2017

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Panthers' 1st Team Fundraiser - KMart, Sumter, SC

TJ came all the way from NC to be here today, August 12, 2017.  The guys talked and got to know each other better.  Highlight of my day with TJ was trying to get him to do an interview to share with the community.  We laughed and joked about it.  He said he would film it and gave that boyish smile.  I tried talking him into it, but he said he was "shy".  

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TJ, you are missed, son!

#LLTJ          #JuggRich         #PerseveranceFamily4Ever





if you would like to leave your memories with TJ, please email: coachj_perseverance@yahoo.com

2nd Annual JuggRich Summer Jam Basketball Tournament - Aug 17, 2019 Register on Eventbrite

IN HONOR OF ANTONIO "TJ" SUMTER

June 2, 1996 - August 15, 2017

8 - Person Teams

$75 per team

1st Place Trophy

TJ Sumter Scholarship Fund:  Portion of the proceeds will help a Jr Panther attend the 2019 Kenny Smith Carolina Basketball Camp, UNC Chapel Hill, NC

2019 - 2020 SEASON PASSES


Students ages 0 - 14 y/o must be accompanied by a parent

HOW OUR PROGRAMS WERE BORN

MEMBERS OF THE ABA

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The Perseverance Panthers are member of the American Basketball Association (ABA).  The ABA is a men’s professional basketball league.  The league is  the largest professional sports league in the world!  In 1999 Joe Newman and Richard P. Tinkham founded the league as a re-launch of the original ABA which merged with the NBA in 1976.  Tinkham co-founded both the original ABA, established in 1967 and the Indiana Pacers. The ABA merged with the NBA in 1976 [New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets].  Some of the ABA notable players where: Julius Irving (Dr. J) George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, Moses Malone along with, many others that came to be NBA players.  The ABA was reformed in 2000 in partnership with the NBA and has been operating in harmony for the past 16 years.

PERSEVERANCE PANTHERS SEMI-PROFESSIONAL MEN'S BASKETBALL

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The Panthers were established in March, 2017.  After volunteering in the Sumter County community for years, it became evident that our youth needed mentors and our community needed a basketball facelift.  The Panthers will satisfy both of these needs with the help of the community.  Our players will become a part of the solution where our youth are concerned.  They will become mentors.  They will become role models.  They have the opportunity to become the professionals they've longed dreamed of.   

PANTHERS BASKETBALL KIDS CLUB

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  1. Who is eligible: Children 6 - 14 years old
  2. Cost:  $20 per Kids Club Professional Basketball membership  -  August 22 - October 1, 2017                            
  3. Benefits:                                                  Members will receive one (1) free adult ticket, one (1) free Perseverance Basketball T-Shirt and free admission to all home games if wearing t-shirt and showing Kids Club Membership card, one (1) picture with your favorite Professional Panther player and you will receive 50% off your first month's training session


TEAM PERSEVERANCE ATHLETICS

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Team Perseverance Athletics was established in 2017.  In order to reach out to more of our youth in the community, we knew that adding additional sports would be the answer.  Perseverance Basketball was just the start.  We now offer training in softball, volleyball and boxing.  We want each child to have an opportunity to excel in a sport and to move towards becoming healthier while having fun!  Everyone has that elite athlete inside of them.

PERSEVERANCE BASKETBALL

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Perseverance Basketball was founded in 2000 while stationed in Fort Walton Beach, FL.  The program was started in Sumter, SC in 2005.  It is a youth program that uses basketball as a catalyst to teach life skills, instill discipline, promote education and much more.  It is the foundation of the beginning of the Perseverance Panthers professional men's basketball program.  

FAQs

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How old does my child need to be to enter games themselves?   Children ages 0-14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 


How do I apply for a scholarship for my child?    Contact Coach J. Allen for more info.  


How can I become a volunteer?  Send a resume to:  Team Perseverance Athletics, P. O. Box 94, Sumter, SC  29154  or call (803) 795-5513





PLEASE SUBMIT MORE OF YOUR QUESTIONS.  WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM THE BEST THAT WE CAN

GUARDS

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# 4 - JORDAN TINDAL - Shooting Guard

REMBERT, SC


2009 - Team Perseverance Basketball Alumni

Francis Marion University

2017 - 2019 - ABA, Perseverance Panthers 

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# 2 - JUSTIN LYONS - Point Guard

SUMTER , SC

2017 - 2018 - Student, CCTC

2017 - Sumter High  Graduate

2010 - 2017 Perseverance Alumni 

2012 - 2015 - St. Francis Xavier High 

2017 - 2019 - ABA, Perseverance Panthers 

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# 55 COREY MYERS - Shooting Guard

Sumter, SC


Tri-Captain

2001 - 2003 - Sumter High School  

2003 - 2007 - Benedict College 

2011 - 2012 - Palmetto State Rizers

2017 - 2019 - ABA, Perseverance Panthers

GUARDS

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TRAJAN MCKINNEY - Point Guard

2019 - Student, Greenville Tech

2018 - 2019 - ABA, Perseverance Panthers

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JEREMY ASHLEY - Shooting Guard

2017 - 2019 - ABA, Perseverance Panthers

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PERSEVERANCE

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GUARDS/SMALL FORWARDS

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# 13 - VINCENT CHAMPION - Guard/Small Forward

DALZELL, SC


Tri-Captain.


2016 - 2017 - ABA Carolina Cougars, Columbia, SC

2017 - 2019 - ABA, Perseverance Panthers



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DOMONIQUE MCBRIDE - Small Forward

2018 - 2019 ABA, Perseverance Panthers

FORWARDS

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#23 TERRELL CARTER - 6'4" Small Forward

Niagra Falls, NY


2017 - 2019 - ABA, Perseverance Panthers

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USA Basketball

Shanice Cooper - Coach/Semi Pro  BBall Player

BDot - NBA Impersonator

Junko Allen - Owner/Coach

COMMUNITY IS IMPORTANT

Once In A Lifetime LOCAL Opportunity

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We were the ONLY 2018-2019 ABA professional  basketball team/franchise in  Sumter, Columbia, Florence and surrounding cities.  (Veteran owned and operated).  Local players are given the opportunity to make it to the next level based on professionalism, community involvement and talent. 

BEYOND THE COURT

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Our organization works to engage with the community beyond the court at events such as leadership seminars. Former WNBA and NBA players  leading by example and giving back through lecture.


We also had the opportunity to work with some children from the Southside of Sumter, teaching them sportsmanship and perseverance through softball.

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ADMISSION / ACTIVITIES TICKETS


Check out our Kids Club Offers!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

ADVANCED TICKET PRICES:

Youth:                        $  5.00

Adult:                         $  8.00


Kids' Club VIP T-Shirt Pkg:  $30.00

Kids' Club VIP Panther Jersey Pkg:  $40.00

TICKET PRICE AT DOOR:

Youth:                       $   5.00

Adult:                        $ 10.00    


                      


                        

JOIN OUR KIDS' CLUB

HOME GAMES

Children 6-14 yrs old will enter all home games free, if wearing Perseverance t-shirt & shows Kids' Club membership card.                                                                  (Must be accompanied by an adult)

T-SHIRTS

Each Kids' Club member will receive a Perseverance T-Shirt and one autographed picture of their favorite Panther player.

$30 - TShirt / $40 - Jersey

In addition to the free home game entries, t-shirt and autographed picture, and one (1) adult admission ticket to one (1) home game, your child will also receive 50% off their first month's training session.

                                 


PROTECT AND SERVE

Our Local Fire Fighters In Uniform Enter For Free

Thank you for all the families and families' homes that you've saved and will save in the future

Our Military In Uniform Enter For Free

Thank you for your service and fighting for our freedoms

Our Police Officers in Uniform Enter For Free

Thank you for the sacrifices that you make every day when you leave your homes and your families to protect our local communities

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MISSION

To advance young male and female athletes in the game of basketball while developing leadership skills, promoting educational opportunities, jump starting a career and helping them to become a professional basketball player with marketable skills.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our organization is seeking professionals to fill the positions of Assistant Coach, Videographer, Photographer, Lead Statistician, Asst. Statistician, Public Relations Director, Communications Specialist, IT Specialist, Appointment Setter, and Marketing/Sales Director.

VOLUNTEER / INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

if you would like to be a part of our organization in a volunteer capacity, we have positions available. Here's an opportunity for you to serve your community while enjoying the game of basketball.

PERSEVERANCE VOLUNTEER INTERN STAFF

HEALTH SCIENCE MAJORS:

Jessica, Morris College 

Raekwon McFadden, Morris College

LaSonia Smith, Morris College

Miriam Brown, Morris College

Aaliyah Cunningham, Morris College

Ashley White, Morris College

Welcome to the following volunteers:

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Junko Allen, CEO 

Jordan Tindal, General Manager

Trey Brunson, Executive Director

Corey Myers, Director of Basketball Operations


COACHING STAFF

Head Coach:  Junko Allen

Associate Head Coach:  Delontae Hughes

Assistant Coach:  Joshua Solomon 


ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

John Cheek, Grant Writer

Don Beard, Business Consultant


MEDICAL STAFF

Junko Allen, former USAF medic


ADVISORY BOARD

John Hoffman, CEO, Sumter Family YMCA

Calvin Hastie, Atty, Councilman, Sumter

Don Beard, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)

Lefford Fate, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)

Pastor Ricky Simmons, JMBC

2018 - 2019 ABA PRO PLAYERS

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Names / Positions

1.   Lefford Fate - SF - Celebrity 

2.  Terrell Carter - C - Niagra Falls, NY

3.   Justin Lyons - PG / SG - Sumter, SC

4.   Vincent Champion - G / SF - Dalzell, SC

5.   Corey Myers - SG - Sumter, SC

6.   Jordan Tindal - SG - Rembert, SC

7.    Domonique McBride/ SF - Sumter, SC

8.    D'Juan Wilburn - PG - Farmville, VA

9.    Amont'e Vaughan - SF - Farmville, VA

10.  Delontae Hughes - PG - Farmville, VA

11.  Marcus Bradshaw - SF - Rembert, SC

12.  Jeremy Ashley - SG - Pasadena, CA

13,  Trajan McKinney - PG - Greenville, SC














 

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