News release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants Open Search for Ball Kids
(July 23, 2013) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants have opened up the search for ball kids for the 2013-14 season. To qualify, students must be 10-18 years old.
Mad Ants ball kids are responsible for distributing water, towels and warm-ups during timeouts to both home and visiting teams, mopping the court, and rebounding for players before the game and during halftime.
To keep the professional atmosphere of the ball kid program, applicants must be able to attend all games that are assigned to him or her, must be able to refrain from asking for autographs, chit-chatting with, or horsing around with the athletes while working, and must be able to arrive no later than an hour and a half before tip-off and stay through the end of the game.
If chosen, ball kids will receive two complimentary season tickets, official Mad Ants Ball Kid apparel, picture posted on Mad Ants website, and the closest seats possible to enjoy Mad Ants basketball games!
More information and applications can be found on the Mad Ants homepage at fortwayne.gleague.nba.com. Interested applicants must fill out and mail or fax in the application prior to October 30th, 2013. For questions concerning the Mad Ants ball kid program call (260)469-4667 x108.
About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty percent of players in the NBA at the start of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on https://fortwayne.gleague.nba.com/.