Thursday, September 27, 2018

fridays only

starting tomorrow, we will only be playing friday mornings at west park.  we will keep playing on fridays until cedar springs re-establishes their friday morning schedule (or wp starts construction on the gym).

this weekend, i will be retiring the email list server. no need to worry about unsubscribing. the system will just go away.

the website will remain indefinitely at this point. all the posts going back as far as 2006 when it was first established are still around for nostalgia.

see you all in the morning!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Important Changes to West Park Hoops

In 1998, West Park built a gym, and we begin playing basketball. Two days a week turned into three days a week, and we never had a problem finding enough guys to play.

In the past several years, our numbers have changed growing smaller as people have moved away or retired from playing basketball. We still were able to maintain some decent numbers on Mondays and Wednesdays while Fridays included our friends from Cedar Springs.

But now, Mondays and Wednesday mornings have been singular mornings, sometimes including another person to make it just the two of us. As such, I am going to retire Mondays and Wednesdays starting in October 1, 2018, We will continue to play on Fridays until Cedar Springs has established a reopening for Fridays.

In April of 2019, construction will begin on West Park's campus to change the layout and add a few buildings. Those layout changes include more classrooms in the gym. Because of that, they are going to resize the gym from a high school sized floor to a junior high sized floor.

Although we have until April of next year, I believe that Cedar Springs will find a time to reopen on Friday mornings. When that happens, I will stop opening the gym on those Fridays once that has been established.

In addition to the changes in weekly play starting next week, I will also be shutting down the email list which I have been running for about 12 years. I will maintain, however, the website to keep information flowing. You only need to hit a webpage to know if the gym will be open. Any news about the gym and future Friday plays will be found on that website. I also have a few email addresses that I occasionally contact which can also help get that information out.

it's been a good twenty years. I have made good friends along the way, and met people I probably would never have gotten a chance to meet in other settings. We have prayed for each other as brothers and competed in a friendly sport which also provided enough exercise to keep us in shape. These will be some fond memories for me.

Keep an eye here for more information going forward. I will continue to see you on Fridays until further notice.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

friday games are the best

i say that because there are actually games to play with people and stuff. it'll be all the fun times we have come to know and love.

i will see you all tomorrow!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

a better tomorrow

fall is close, and tailgating any like events have already begun. with that many hot dogs and burgers on the grill, can you really afford to not have an exercise plan? hoops on monday can help your situation.

i offer only a gym and basketball. the rest is up to you.

Thursday, September 13, 2018


hurricane florence made landfall as of thursday evening. it'll be a rough weekend for the carolinas. and although they will be facing an insane storm, there is one thing we share with our east coast neighbors: waffle house.

we'll face the stormy hoops as we rain down plenty of three-pointers and high speed breaks. and even though we'll be some active games, the waffle house will be there for us when we need that break.

the same state of the house will be there for those facing florence:

do keep those guys in time talking with God.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

still have some spots left

if you are looking to play some hoops on wednesday morning and find your normal gym fuller than normal, we still have a few open spots available to make up a basic five-on-five team.

just show up and be ready to play!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

did you miss it?

it you missed the gym this past weekend because it was, well, the weekend, then you are in luck! it will be back tomorrow ready for all the hoops!

it'll be like you were never really gone!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

bridge the gap

we had a full house monday, and we'll have one friday. we can make it there for three if we get enough to play some full court tomorrow.

you can be a part of it. we have room.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

tomorrow morning, we play!

i'll take holiday hoops for $800, alex.

the answer is: yes.

beep, beep!

what is "are we playing on labor day?"