Owner Donald Felice and his WNY Thundersnow organization are making a big move. This fall, the boys from Niagara Falls will be joining the American Basketball Association.
This will be the 50th year of existence for the ABA. The Thundersnow will play in the Northeast Division and open their season on November 27th against the Elmira Eagles. Felice owns and manages A.N.D. Sports Management and currently has players in leagues throughout the world.
Felice told Don Sanchez on americanbasketballassociation.org, “We’re very pleased to be a part of the ABA, especially during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of this iconic league. With only three months to go prior to the start of the season and our home opener versus the Elmira Eagles on November 27th, we have a lot to do. Fortunately, I’ve been able to put together a tremendous group of people including Team Advisor Frank Rotundo, Head Coach Jody Crymsm, and Game Day Operations Director Jeremy Milicia and several others. We’ll be ready.”
Felice is a former professional cyclist who won the Bronze Medal in the Masters Division at the 2008 Pan American Games. We talked to him on the podcast in July of 2015.
Check out all the Thundersnow news at www.wnythundersnow.com.
Thundersnow is the meteorological enigma that sees snow as precipitation instead of rain during a thunderstorm, is most commonly produced by cold air passing over fairly warm water. Being on the east coast of Lake Erie brings western New York more than their fair share of the mix.
Here’s The Weather Channel‘s Jim Cantore on YouTube experiencing the thundersnow:
New York Court Kingz
Buffalo Blue Hawks
Long Island Jaguars
The Grand Rapids Danger play in the ABA’s North Central Division.