St. Louis Surge Basketball/Photo by Debbie Monterrey

St. Louis Surge Basketball/Photo by Debbie Monterrey

MONTERREY--Support Your St. Louis Surge!

Debbie Monterrey
June 04, 2018 - 5:28 pm
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by Debbie Monterrey, [email protected]

This could be the year the St. Louis Surge win the National Championship. Again.

If you believe in patterns, it's the Year of the Surge. After all, in seven years, they've competed for the national title five times, winning twice in 2014 and 2016 (and...2018?). St. Louis may even be hosting the playoffs again this year (stay tuned).

"Every year, we get better. And to see our program growing, and the talent on our roster, it's incredible," says Surge owner and general manager Khalia Collier. "We have seven all-Americans on our [team]."

St. Louis Surge Basketball/Photo by Debbie Monterrey
St. Louis Surge Basketball/Photo by Debbie Monterrey

It's not just the atmosphere in the Field House at Washington University (which is high-energy), or the game itself (which is high-scoring. The Surge average 104 points per game). 

It's the relationship of the players and the fans. 

"Our players are so accessible," says Collier. "Every game, we're doing player signings. Every game, our players are engaged with the fans, and then we're out in the community, earning our fan base. We draw every type of fan."

I've brought my children to several games and they both enjoy them immensely (my son even more than my daughter!). Their attention never wanes, there is plenty of entertainment in between play, plus giveaways. Each time, they anxiously wait in line to get things autographed by the players who patiently hang around until the last fan is greeted.

Khalia Collier is herself a marvel. 

Surge Owner/GM Khalia Collier (Selfie by Debbie Monterrey)
Surge Owner/GM Khalia Collier (Selfie by Debbie Monterrey)

A St. Louis native, Collier has played basketball since the age of 5, playing college ball at Columbia College and Missouri Baptist University. At the age of 23, she became the owner of the St. Louis Surge and tirelessly promotes the team in our community. She's forged relationships with sponsors, community groups, as well as the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. She's smart, savvy, attractive and passionate about her team.

Warning: There are only FIVE home games so don't miss your chance to support professional basketball! At $10 a ticket, it's a great bargain for a terrific night out for the whole family.

Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) was founded in 2004 and currently has 37 teams across North America.

 

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