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Only six months to go before 70 International and US Netball teams descend upon San Diego for the Golden Oldies World Netball Festival we are hosting with our members San Diego United Netball Club.  Read below on how you can be a part of one of the largest Netball events ever held globally.  For anyone wanting to play or have an event vendor booth please email us.


Netball America is an official Partner with the President's Challenge Program and you can read about it here.  Contact us if you or your club (international netballers welcome) want to participate in this program.  It is free to participate, it's a heallth and fitness program to be done in your own time and graduates receive a signed certificate from President Obama.


As part of Polynesian Heritage Month there is Netball at the Friendly Island Festival August 9th and 10th in Utah.  Contact us if you'd like to be a part of this special Netball showcase.


Last month we had an update about the community we sponsored to empower orphaned girls in South Sudan.  Watch their video from last week playing Netball - check it out


We had a great fundraiser event in Houston last week with American Idol and other entertainers.  Read below for the winners to our Airline ticket drawing. 


The CallidusCloud U.S. Open Netball Championships registration is now open.  International teams and single players are welcome - we'll put you with a team.  A reminder to make your hotel reservations now with Tania as the hotel is quickly filling up.   Also be sure to get your uniform orders in to Roger at Knockout Sportswear.  Roger can do everything from full kits, bags, tracksuits and team training gear.  You can view the dress and top/skirt styles here.  


Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events.


Yours in Netball


Sonya Ottaway, President, Netball America

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A reminder that registration is now open for the CallidusCloud U.S. Open Netball America Championships. The opening ceremonies will commence at 6pm on Friday evening before the U.S. representative team playoffs. 
We want to remind everyone about the limit on the hotel space at the group rate, so in order to secure your rooms today, please email Tania from Stage and Screen Travel.  We are also excited about our 5 year anniversary this year so we will be having a sit down dinner for all participants on the Saturday evening.  There will be no additional costs to participants for this!!
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Want to join our national pool of umpires?  Then start with signing up for the national theory exams June 1st to June 8th  Practicals are also scheduled for June 8th in Atlanta.  Registration is open here.  You can read more about being an umpire.
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A reminder for our members to email us to assist with this important New York youth event.  You can learn more about our program with NYCHA here.
  NYCHA Spring Champs
Calling for players to represent the US at this over 35 World Netball Festival.  Email us today for further information.  Also calling for volunteers, scorers and umpires.
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On Monday April 1st, our members Honolulu Cougars and North Shore Netball Clubs had U/15's, U/18's and adults participate in a tournament against teams from Australia  The U/15's from North Shore had only been learning Netball for a month and the Australian school girls were very kind in helping them understand the game.
Congrats to the U/18's who only lost their 1st game.  A University of Hawaii Basketball player also joined the team for the day.  All in all, it was a beautiful sunny and fun day for everyone out in Hawaii!
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What a great turnout for the Houston fundraiser featuring American Idol finalist Michael Johns who is also one of our Netball America Advisory Board Members. 
Congratulations to the following winners in our prize drawing:
1st place: 2 roundtrip Air tickets - Cyndy and Howard Cordray
2nd place: $100 Macy's gift card - Cheryl Englehart
3rd place: $50 iTunes gift card - Dougy Hill 
Thank you to all that came and supported our Sports Night with the Houston Lonestars Australian Rules Football Club at the Karbach Brewing Co.  A special thanks to Sonia Lovell, Roz Day, Michael Johns, Lance at Boomerang's Pies, Andrew Bower, Nick Plaisance & Christina Lecea and of course the amazing sponsors Karbach Brewery for coming together to put on a fun night.
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Michael Johns wowing the crowd!
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Crowd at the event
 tix winners
 Netball America team & Michael Johns with winners of airline tix Cyndy and Howard Cordray
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Happy Playing!