New Suffolk AAU team starting

Published 9:32 pm Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Suffolk Lady Cougars, established back in 2012, will officially place itself on the AAU circuit this season.

Originally, the Lady Cougars were involved strictly in a Parks and Recreation program. The head coach of the Lady Cougars, Beverly Gaston, decided to take a leap of faith.

The Suffolk Lady Cougars will be an all-girls club. Most organizations nearby have mostly boys’ and girls’ organizations. They are the only girls’ basketball multi-grade organization in Suffolk.

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“Suffolk and some of the surrounding areas do not have an all-girls AAU club,” Gaston said. “Many of our girls are traveling many miles to find a home with a team to play organized basketball. It’s time to give the girls of Suffolk and the surrounding areas a team to call home.”

Players from fifth through ninth grades are welcomed to inquire about the organization. An introduction of the organization will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Suffolk Salvation Army, 400 Bank St.

Gaston can be reached at 907-829 and by email at