ABA Adds Greenville SC Galaxy to Expansion Teams

Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com today announced that the Greenville Galaxy has been added to its Mid Atlantic Division and that the team will play a limited number of games this season as it prepares for a full season in 2013.  “I know Greenville SC very well as I lived and worked there when I got out of the Army,” stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO.  “It is a great city and we have a terrific owner in Patrick L. Tate, who has a wonderful military, business and sports background.  What a great fit.”

Patrick graduated from Mauldin High School in Mauldin SC where he lettered in three sports – football, basketball and track and received a football scholarship before entering the US Navy in 1988 and spent seven years on active duty, 13 years in the reserves.  He is a Persian Gulf veteran serving on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy.  He received multiple awards, medals and commendations while serving his country.

With a degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology, and completing an MBA in Project Management prior to pursing his Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology, Patrick has been in education for the last 13 years and his coached at the high school and AAU levels.

“And now, I have a chance to bring professional basketball to a place that I love so much, Greenville SC,” stated Tate.  “I have a team of committed advisors and management level personnel prepared to have a family-friendly organization that Greenville can and will be proud of – our motto is “X marks the spot.”  Where is Your Spot? For more information, visit www.greenvillegalaxy.com.  The team will hold tryouts on July 28th from 1-3pm at the Caine Halter Family YMCA, 721 Cleveland Street, Greenville SC 29601.  Information is on the website.  Or you can email patrickltate@yahoo.com or visit www.abalive.com.

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