FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2017
Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
(641) 497-5294 x1272
2017-18 Quakerdale Eagle Basketball Season to Close Early
(New Providence, IA) – Quakerdale announced this week that the 2017-18 Quakerdale Eagle Basketball season will be closing early due to a shortage of players. Mark Schroeder, Quakerdale Eagle Basketball Administrator, said, “With the withdrawal of several students over the past few weeks, we will not have enough players to field a team or maintain a viable program for the 2017-18 season.” He continued, “We are NOT closing the program, simply withdrawing from this year’s season.”
When asked about the circumstances surrounding the decision, Schroeder sighted the unexpected resignation of the 2016-17 coach, the resulting late hire of their current coach, and several administrative processes that were waived in an attempt to field a team for 2017-18. The Eagles will give a full refund to the players who remained with the program, and will be working on their behalf to place them in other programs as soon as possible.
Quakerdale began their post-secondary basketball program in 2010. Since its inception, Quakerdale Eagles have graduated more than 50 student athletes and currently have 24 actively participating in college basketball at all levels. Eagles Basketball is designed to help athletes who want to attend college, get the exposure they need to secure a scholarship from a Community College, or Division III, II, or I University. Quakerdale’s unique emphasis of using the program to grow students as athletes, and in the disciplines of academics, leadership, and spirituality makes it stand out from many other opportunities offered across the US.
Questions, or for more information, contact:
Quakerdale Eagle Basketball Administrator
26866 County Hwy S55, Box 8
New Providence IA 50206
Resources on the Web:
Quakerdale Athletics Website: http://www.quakerdaleathletics.com/
Quakerdale Website: https://quakerdale.org/