Dear NGBA Members,
Beginning August 1, 2013, the National Gay Basketball Association (NGBA) will begin collecting an annual membership fee of $50, or $30 per quarter, from all players participating in official NGBA events.
When the NGBA was founded in 2004, it was designed to bring organized basketball to LGBTQ communities across the country, and as it has continued to grow of the past several years, so have the costs of operating, maintaining and expanding the organization. Now that the operating costs of NGBA, and its events, have surpassed the funding that volunteer grants have previously covered, organization officials have decided to enact an annual membership fee to offset these costs.
However, not only will this new membership fee help cover some of the expenses of hosting national tournaments and events, this will also help facilitate the expansion of our organization and eventually allow us to take the NGBA to new levels.
We hope you understand that this is a necessary step for the NGBA, and encourage you to let us know if you have any questions about this.
To find out more information about the annual membership fee, or pay for the annual membership fee online, please visit the NGBA website at www.ngba.com.
We look forward to seeing you all at future NGBA events!