ACADIANA STARS BIDDY BASKETBALL
GREETINGS ACADIANA STARS FAMILY,
To our ACADIANA STARS BIDDY BASKETBALL FAMILY,
The time has come for another season of Acadiana Biddy Basketball! I know there are so many questions as to if Acadiana Biddy might continue. But doesn’t that ALWAYS seem to be the question? Just as in the past we continue to find a way to better the program and expand our family but most importantly continue to carry on Andrea Brodhead’s Beautiful Legacy.
We are grateful for the last 2 Years as the Brodhead Children have went to great lengths to keep up the program that Andrea Brodhead work diligently to build. Yet again this year we came to another cross-road of a major change. While we are losing our home & Family & Location at Top Shelf Sports arena who we are so grateful for them taking us in and making our lives truly an enjoyment, we have had to find a new home for the Acadiana Biddy program due to Top Shelf closing. While we will greatly miss our home at Top-Shelf we are also grateful & excited to announce that this year we have partnered with Youngsville Sports Complex where all events for the new season will be located. A brand-new state of the art facility and a great opportunity for us to expand into new territories thus taking on more kids and giving more kids the opportunity to be a part of something special.
Every year it seems when this time comes the BRODHEAD family finds themselves truly missing a main part in life. And it’s because we are missing our main part, Andrea Brodhead! But each year we pick each other up and come together to share a season full of all we have left of our mother and we work harder and harder each year to make it better and better! Every year at the end we all sit and feel this unbelievable feeling that you can’t explain. And it’s because of this program. We see so clearly now why my mom loved the crazy life of 5 months of non-stop contributing to this program. Our family truly grows each year and this has brought so much in return to us on our journey. We can’t wait to start a partnership with the BEST facility in this area & we can’t thank them enough for really believing in this basketball program. It’s amazing how many people truly do love a simple basketball program that has just networked into a close-knit family! We have been so over-whelmed with the public support and amazing words that have been spoken about Acadiana Biddy these last few weeks in trying to figure out how we would make this season possible. We can only help but sit back and think about how our mom dreamed of this opportunity. But there is no doubt she is the one that made this all come together. For watching down sitting on her star she always makes it happen for her Family of The Stars. We can’t wait to get started this season and we are so excited to welcome all the new people who will join our family. We want to make it the best possible experience for everyone and we will do whatever is required to continue this LEGACY my mom made look so effortless.
Though the majority know the story of Andrea Brodhead there are still some that don’t & others that are new that do not know her incredible story & the impact she has left. For those that do not know her story we encourage you to learn more about her over this season. And we are committed to sharing her story! Without her loving, caring, & commitment to “HER KIDS” this would never be possible. Every season is because of her selfless sacrifices she contributed over the last 20 years to this program. Its cause of her never giving up when NO ONE would give her gym time OR even really cared about her basketball program that was the NOT THE
“RECREATIONAL” league of the area (though it should have been). It’s because of her true exhibit of determination to build this program and do whatever necessary in the process to ultimately give kids, our youth not just the chance to learn the BEST game of basketball around here but more to teach kids the game of life and for that no season would be possible if it weren’t for her.
It will be Acadiana Biddy's 23rd Anniversary this year, and although we know we will never take the place of our mother, we will do our best to provide a place for children to have fun and learn life lessons, confidence, and teamwork through the game of basketball. My mom's legacy was creating a "home" for all children to feel love, get praise, and feel safety through being part of a Basketball Team. and though over the last 23 years there were many many awards and titles, she was most proud of the family she had gained through basketball, and all the family members' successes and contributions that made our community a better place. THOUGH NO AWARD GREAT AWARD BEARS HER NAME SHE IS THE ULTIMATE CHAMPION! We will never be able to put into words what it truly feels like each year to continue to feel the love and honor of our mother during our difficult journey.
Although no trophy bears ANDREA BRODHEAD’S name, no one could deny that she was the ultimate Champion. PLEASE JOIN US CONTINUING TO CARRY ON THE “LEGACY OF THE CHAMPIONS”
AS REGISTRATION IS OPENING WE WILL BE LOOKING TO SECURE OUR COACHING STAFF & SPONSORS FOR THE SEASON. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THE WEBSITE WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS FOR THE COACHING APPLICATION OR SPONSORSHIP FORM THAT WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY & SUBMITTED BEFORE YOU CAN BECOMIE APART OF OUR PROGRAM. MORE DETAILS TO COME SOON!