Summer 2018

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great summer! I’m enjoying my college basketball off-season with a little work for my friends at Pelofsky & Associates, plus speaking engagements and private basketball lessons. I also completed my first IRONMAN 70.3 through an incredible experience in Madison, Wisconsin. The training, competing and finishing made up an incredible journey that is sure to be part of my story in future speeches.

I’m looking forward to the 2018-19 school year and broadcasting volleyball, basketball and softball games again. If you need a speaker or an emcee for an event, please feel free to email me at bvanlengen@yahoo.com. I’m based in Kansas City, but can travel.

2018 Summer Basketball Camps – Johnson County, Kansas

2018 Basketball Camps

This summer, I will not be offering any pre-arranged basketball camps.

However, if you have a team, or just a group of kids, we can work together on a customized camp for your group.

In addition, I provide private lessons for girls and boys, customized to an individual’s needs and goals. Contact me for information on detailed information, rates and availability.

2016 Mel Greenberg Media Award

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Yesterday, I was honored to receive the Mel Greenberg Media Award at the 2016 Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis, with all of my immediate family in attendance. Sherri Coale, the head coach of the University of Oklahoma, for whom I have a great deal of respect and admiration, surprised me by joining in the presentation of the award after Mel Greenberg introduced me.

Today, I have great empathy for anyone who has received an award and had a short period of time to make acceptance remarks. There wasn’t any music cuing me to get off stage, but I was the first award recipient of six during a 30-minute period and knew I needed to be brief and I didn’t get to say everything I wanted. So, I’ll say it here… Continue reading

30 Extra Years and Counting: An essay

Thirty years ago, Ann Stockton died as a result of a motorcycle accident. In the 19 years she was on earth, she lived life to the fullest. She loved to have fun, had a huge smile, always made sure everyone felt special and lived life large. She was a great athlete and excelled in many sports in high school before going to college. She was my best friend and even though I knew her for less than six months, she has had a significant on impact on my life.

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