Expansion Basketball Team Owner to Discuss His Vision for the 941

In addition to addressing the steps that he is taking to build the Sarasota area’s newest sports franchise, Andre Spivey will discuss his background and his company, Live 2 Learn Differently Inc., with Chad Brockhoff during the live September 11th edition of “Off the Cuff with Chad Brockhoff and Andrew Gluchov” on Sky’s the Limit Radio at 12:30 p.m. Eastern

Spivey, the owner of the American Basketball Association expansion entry known as the Sarasota Manatee, is an Indianapolis native, Air Force veteran and software entrepreneur, who has held IT and security positions at several at Tampa area firms. Live 2 Learn Differently has developed Android-based applications to help children on the autism spectrum with learning and communication skills.

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The ABA, which attempts to build off the tradition created by the likes of Julius Erving, George Gervin and Rick Barry in the original league of the same name from 1967-76, launched in 1999 and features semiprofessional teams throughout the country and various divisions based on geography. The league announced the addition of the Sarasota entry five months ago as part of its “record-setting expansion for the upcoming season.”

“We’re pleased to add a great team in Sarasota owned by entrepreneur Andre Spivey,” ABA co-founder Joe Newman said in a press release.

The Sarasota Manatee will conduct a tryout in hopes of finding the right personnel for the inaugural roster at the Robert L. Taylor Recreational Complex in Sarasota on Saturday, October 1st at 9 a.m. Eastern. More information about the tryout, which will cost participating athletes $75, can be found on the team’s website or Facebook page.



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