Happy Memorial Day

posted May 29, 2017, 10:51 AM by Cynthia Dang   [ updated May 29, 2017, 10:51 AM by Cynthia Dang ]

Happy Memorial Day from the AAU West Coast Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. I figured today was a good day to address another popular player question.

Why did you choose red, white, and blue for our colors

When I was deciding on the image that I wanted the club to portray I felt it was important to do a couple of things; one, it needed to be easily recognizable and two I wanted it to fall in line with our "core values". One of the things that was important to me was having the club get involved with the community in different ways, including supporting our armed forces. Representing Core Values using red, white and blue just made sense. 


Our current uniforms were a couple of years in the making. We played around with several designs before deciding on the tattered flag look. Traditionally a tattered flag is a symbol of strength and endurance. It shows that you still stand tall even in the hardest of times. It shows that victory isn't always easy and it's definitely not free. A tattered flag has been battle tested, but is always standing tall at the end of the day. 

On this Memorial Day Core Values VBC is participating in the final day of our first travel tournament ever. We've had two hard days, but an amazing thing happened last night. At the end of day two our girls overcame all of the struggles, the tiredness, the soreness, the frustration and came out victorious. I've been asked many times this weekend if we had our flag jerseys made just for this tournament... the answer was no, it's our every day uniform and this weekend I feel like our girls lived out the symbolism of those uniforms.  

It's super important that I also take the time to say that our battles as a club are in no way comparable to those amazing men and women in our armed forces. Core Values VBC fully supports our soldiers and we do several things each season to try to support them. From helping spread awareness on veteran homelessness, veteran suicide awareness, sending cards/letters and care packages and volunteering with organizations like Operation Care Package and the Marines Toys for Tots, our small club is trying to make an impact on our community. 

So on this Memorial Day we want to say "THANK YOU" to all of our active and retired military for your many sacrifices to our country.