HAMPTON, VA CrossOver Promotions, LLC hosted the 2nd annual Choose Life Basketball Tournament. The Choose Life tournament was established last summer as a fundraising event of the I Choose Life Campaign.

Korean star Ricardo Ratliffe participated in both tournaments and he led the team in winning the championship for the second consecutive year in a row. Ratliffe has been an active spokesperson for the I Choose Life Campaign since its inception.

The I Choose Life Campaign was established to raise awareness on the importance of learning how to experience life the right way and help young people make better decisions. The Campaign has written a pledge and does workshops and forums discouraging young people from drinking and driving and texting while driving and learning to respect themselves and others. For more information visit www.chooselifefoundation.org.

against-opponentNow that the KBL season has ended, Ricardo looks forward to engaging in some worthwhile summer events in his hometown area of Hampton, Va. Ratliffe has always had a great deal of respect and dignity for where he grew up and feels that it’s a privilege to have an event in his name in the area where he is from. 

Ricardo would like to launch his inaugural basketball clinic in Hampton, Virginia this July. This clinic will teach skills training as well as train youth on how to deal with off the court life issues such as decision making.  Ricardo will also participate in the ChooseLife basketball tournament.  The iChooseLife Foundation, which the tournament is named after, is an initiative Ricardo is a part of that host forums, panel discussions and community meetings on decision making for all age groups. For more information on the Foundation, please visit,   http://chooselifefoundation.org

Dates and times for both events will be announced.

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CrossOver Promotions brings local family festive events to Hampton Roads

Crossover Invitational Weekend featuring Asia Basketball Star Ricardo Ratliffe  

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HAMPTON, VA CrossOver Promotions, LLC hosted Camp Crossover featuring Ricardo Ratliffe last Saturday, June 29, 2013 as a kickoff to this month's Invitational Weekend. The Camp was a free one day clinic style training session for middle school youth held at West Hampton Community Center. Young people had fun with basketball drills, one and one and team play. In addition, the clinic also featured motivational talks on basketball and life from Hampton native Ricardo Ratliffe, published author and poet Rob Hill and the IChooseLife initiative's Davon Barton. Free gifts sponsored by Reebok and DTLR were given to all youth in attendance. Ricardo, former University of Missouri standout and current Korean Basketball League Champion enjoyed hosting the event for the young people. "It's an honor to be able to come back home and sponsor and event, I was these young people and I appreciate the people who invested in me when I needed it, so I want to do the same for others" shared Ratliffe.

This weekend, Crossover Promotions will host the Crossover Invitational Weekend which will include a Softball Tournament at Briarfield Park in Hampton and a Basketball Tournament at Bethel High School. Both events will run Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, 2013. Teams interested in participating can get information to register online at crossover-promotions.org. The events are free and open to the public and will feature music, vendors, food and a wholesome family environment. Ricardo Ratliffe will be on hand to sign autographs.

A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the I Choose Life Campaign. The I Choose Life Campaign was established to raise awareness on the importance of learning how to experience life the right way and help young people make better decisions. The Campaign has written a pledge and does workshops and forums discouraging young people from drinking and driving and texting while driving and learning to respect themselves and others. For information visit www.chooselifefoundation.org.

Proceeds will also benefit the Community Action Coalition for Youth Violence. In light of all of the youth violence that has taken place recently in the community this initiative was chosen.

The Community Action Coalition for Youth Violence is in the process of bringing together many of the youth programs under one umbrella to help our young people find positive activities to engage in. To get involved and for more information call the voice mail line or send a text to 757.655.1307.

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Ricardo Ratliffe helped propel the Mobis Phoebus to a Korean Basketball League Championship in his rookie season. The team won the Best of 7 championship series, defeating the top ranked SK Knights for the title. This is Ratliffe’s first professional season with the Mobis Phoebus and he played a vital role in helping the team seize the Korean Basketball League Championship.

Ratliffe averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds for the season and led the Mobis to a second place regular season finish. The Mobis were able to sweep the semi finals against the ET Land and championship series against the SK Knights winning their fourth KBL championship in team history.

During the playoff run, Ratliffe averaged 11 points and 6 rebounds in the Mobis playoff run using his finesse and force around the basket to impact the game on both ends of the court. “To come here and win a championship in my first year is exciting. I am proud of what my team was able to accomplish” shared Ratliffe.

To conclude the season, Ratliffe was named an Honorable Mention for the All-KBL team. He also led his team with 5 Player of the Week Honors. Further, he led the Mobis in rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage this season.

The Mobis winning season is a testament to the fact that Ricardo Ratliffe is a proven winner. He experiences high levels of success on the teams he is a part of.

Job Well Done, Ricardo!