Oakland, CA (PressExposure) February 01, 2012 -- East Bay Pit Bulls a Northern California, professional, American Basketball Association (ABA) team welcomes; "The Pit Boss", Shorty Rossi to the Bay Area and courtside; when the East Bay Pit Bulls play the Richmond Rockets.
Saturday, February 4, 2012, East Bay basketball hometown fans are in store for a special treat. Star of the hit television show, "The Pit Boss" Shorty Rossi will be on hand cheering on the crowd, as the East Bay Pit Bulls take-on the Richmond Rockets. This will be the second year for Shorty to appear, at a Pit Bull's home game. The team's association with Rossi came about in efforts to bringing about awareness to the plight of abused and abandoned pit bull dogs. As the namesake, the East Bay Pit Bulls Team have joined forces with "The Pit Boss" to forage an understanding to the masses on the finer qualities of the pit bull breed's loyalty, protectiveness and as service providers.
"When Shorty and his side-kick Hercules (a pit bull) visit Northern California, they have a genuine way of connecting with our team's fan base..., says team owner Debra Tenenbaum. We're thrilled to have basketball fans and dog lovers come together for the evening to support Shorty's worthy cause..." The East Bay Pit Bulls basketball team was one of only two teams to represent the ABA in China for two weeks, in December 2011. Pit Bulls ranked 10th., in the nation out of 80 teams, in their inaugural season.
Ticket purchases (click here) for the East Bay Pit Bulls vs. Richmond Rockets game Saturday, February 4, 2012 are about $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. This is a home game for the Pit Bulls, at Las Positas College 3000 Campus Drive, Livermore, CA 94551. Game tip-off time is 7:00pm. Shorty Rossi is promoting his new book "Four Feet and Still Rising: A Memoir" out, on Amazon.com. There will be a welcome meet and greet, along with book signings, photo opts with Shorty and Hercules, at 6:30pm before the game.
East Bay Pit Bulls Basketball is sponsored by: Anytime Fitness (Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon), Rockin' Jump, Select Imaging, State Farm, Gary Patrick Hair Salon, and Dion Evans of RMGradio.org. For more information about the East Bay Pit Bulls team members and organization go to [http://www.eastbaypitbulls.com]. Go to Facebook: East Bay Pit Bulls Basketball http://www.facebook.com/ABA.EASTBAYPITBULLS to join the on-line community and promotional announcements.