Music City Icons successfully forge ahead

Mayor Megan Barry (center) along with Renee Bobb (far right) and Icons players Shenita Gleaves and Jasmine Franklin. (photo: Deborah Culp)

Mayor Megan Barry (center) along with Renee Bobb (far right) and Icons players Shenita Gleaves and Jasmine Franklin. (photo: Deborah Culp)

Spring 2017 has officially begun, and more than the weather has changed moving forward. Music City Icons semi-professional basketball team Coach Renee Bobb and her team haven’t allowed any grass to grow under their feet. They are advancing by leaps and bounds, but much community support is still needed. These staunch movers and shaking attention getters are a vital part of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League’ (WBCBL), also the only Tennessee team in the lineup—a prestigious honor and example of quality branding.

A recent fun-raiser (complete with international artist and Hip Hop legend ‘Ghost Face Killah’ of the famed Wu-Tang Clan) packed them in at a Nashville venue. For years the sports and music industries have combined forces to help each other propel further into greatness. Coach Bobb and her basketball team captivated the packed house, sharing invaluable information about the Music City Icon’s progress and their direction ahead. Mayor Megan Barry and the city of Nashville have embraced the team and their amazing mission ahead.

Their goal is to ‘build opportunities beyond basketball,’ not only in the lives of the basketball players but in the entire Nashville community. The team is comprised of 15 outstanding players who played high school and college basketball.

“The Music City Icons gives women the opportunity to play in their hometown with the options of one day playing in the WNBA. We provide an amazing second opportunity for these women to continue to play basketball and be vested leaders in the Nashville business community,” said Coach Bobb.

The Nashville crowd funding platform event was held in March at Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center. Coach Renee was joined by two of her distinguished players and team members: Captain Shenita Graves and player Jasmine Franklin. The initial goal was to raise $45,000 in 45 days.

“There is still time to get onboard, and all help is much appreciated. T-shirts, swag bags and other Music City Icon-branded goodies are hard to keep on hand, but for those who tie into the vision, we move heaven and earth,” said Bobb.

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The team continues to be well received and has already proven to be a positive force to be reckoned with. They are here to stay. Calls have come in requesting Coach Bobb to accept more 2017 bookings for the team. Hailing from a city that is known for great things and living up to the title of being ‘the It City,’ the Music City Icon semi professional basketball team definitely adds even more greatness to the flow.

For more information about Coach Renee Bobb or the direction of the Music City Icons, check out the following links: ifundwomen.com/projects/musiccityicons and www.ReneeBobb.com