The AGBL was founded in February 2010 to create a welcoming environment to all LGBT people and their allies who are interested in playing basketball, building friendships, and giving back to Austin's community and to promote an athletic environment free of discrimination. The first pick-up game was held March 28, 2010 at the basketball courts near Walnut Creek Park with 6 attendees, 4 male and 2 female. Since then, the AGBL has seen rapid growth and continues to add new members each month.
The Fall 2010 Season begins this Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the Austin Sports Center at 425 Woodward St., Austin, TX. This season features five coed teams with one division and runs for six weeks, ending on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Games are scheduled from every Thursday with start times of 7 PM and 8 PM. Opening day will begin at 7 PM with two 20-minute exhibition games, Opening Ceremonies at 7:40 PM, followed by three more 20-minute exhibition games. There will be a post-game event at Ruby’s BBQ at 512 W 29th St, Austin, TX. All games and events are free and open to the public.
Austin Gay Basketball League
The Austin Gay Basketball League (AGBL), founded in February 2010, is the first and only gay-affiliated basketball league in Austin and the state of Texas. The AGBL was created to provide a welcoming environment to all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their allies who are interested in playing basketball, building friendships, and giving back to Austin's community. AGBL promotes an athletic environment free of discrimination.
Creative Director & Founder, therepubliq.com
Director, Marketing/Promotions & Co-Founder, The OUTlander Project
Producer, OutCast Austin
Chase is the founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com and co-founder and Director, Marketing & Promotions of The OUTlander Project. He is also a producer and engineer for OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin.
Additionally, Chase runs PlanetChase, LLC, a consulting firm providing a variety of business development services including web development, marketing, branding, technology to small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs; as well as meeting planning services for the financial services industry.
On his spare time, Chase has volunteered with local organizations including AIDS Services of Austin, the Octopus Club, the Austin Gay Basketball League and Volleyball Austin. In 2007, he was appointed by then-Austin Mayor Will Wynn to serve on the Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council where he served as the chairperson of the Community Access & Nominations committee.