In Danville, Virginia the DREAM continues! Making an impact in Danville, Virginia and surrounding communities, the new professional minor-league basketball team is growing. The River City Dream is lead by Reginald Jeffries, a rising professional from Danville, Virginia. Jeffries is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Inc. and a pawnbroker at Riverside Pawn. The DREAM was founded in November 2020 to Develop leaders, Restore hope, Empower youth, Aspire greatness, and Motivate everyone.Last year the DREAM competed in the Official Basketball Association’s Independent Division finishing 11-4 and ranked as high as 3rd in the nation! Defensive standout Justin Manns stated, “My favorite thing about being on this team is the bond we have off the court. I’ve played on other teams and they’re always competitive,” guard Justin Manns said. “This is a different atmosphere than I’m used to. Everyone here is willing to come together as a unit and a family.” Associate Head Coach Tony White stated that, “Things may seem bad for a while, but eventually it will subside, and good things will come,” he said. “They have to know to stay positive and that dreams can come true.”
For this team, winning games is only the beginning. They are hoping to make their community proud as well. The River City DREAM is looking forward to hosting more events and programs for Danville, Virginia and surrounding communities with basketball camps, social events, charity games and more! River City will begin their training camp on October 3rd, 2021 and will begin preseason action starting in late January.
The DREAM currently has over 10 partners and sponsors including PerfectEye Photography, District 319, ConeWork Professional Basketball Training, and more! If you would like to become a partner, sponsor, or would want more information about the River City DREAM please contact Reginald Jeffries at 434.429.8717 or via email at Dreamrivercity@gmail.com.
In the meantime we encourage you to follow and like the DREAM on Facebook at RIVER CITY DREAM and to give them a follow on Instagram @Dreamrivercity