The Connecticut Crusaders Bring Pro Basketball Excitement to Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT – January 17, 2024

The basketball fever is about to hit Bridgeport, CT, as The Connecticut Crusaders, a dynamic and competitive professional basketball team, announces their arrival to the city. This marks an exciting chapter for sports enthusiasts and community members as they prepare to witness top-tier basketball action from The Basketball League (TBL) in their own backyard starting March 1, 2024.

“As we embark on this exciting journey, we invite the entire Bridgeport community to join us at The University of Bridgeport, be part of the basketball excitement, and witness the Connecticut Crusaders in action. Get ready for a season filled with intensity, teamwork, and the thrill of professional basketball right here in Bridgeport.” says Sean Mills, Director of Operations

The Connecticut Crusaders, known for their prowess on the court and commitment to community engagement, are set to become a thrilling addition to Bridgeport’s sports landscape. With a roster of skilled athletes, the team promises to deliver an unforgettable and high-energy experience for fans of all ages.

Key Highlights:

  1. Home Games in Bridgeport: The Connecticut Crusaders will call Bridgeport home, bringing the excitement of professional basketball directly to the local community at The University of Bridgeport’s Harvey Hubbell Gym.
  2. Community Involvement: Beyond the court, The Connecticut Crusaders are dedicated to engaging with the Bridgeport community through various outreach programs, school visits, and events that promote teamwork and sportsmanship.
  3. Family-Friendly Entertainment: The team aims to create a family-friendly atmosphere at their games, with entertainment for all ages, halftime shows, and opportunities for fans to interact with players.
  4. Impactful Partnerships: The Connecticut Crusaders are actively seeking partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and sponsors to strengthen their ties with the Bridgeport community.

Team spokesperson Dr. Shalonda Hill, a University of Bridgeport Alumni expressed enthusiasm about the team’s move to Bridgeport, stating, “We are thrilled to bring The Connecticut Crusaders to Bridgeport and share the excitement of professional basketball with the vibrant community here. Our team is not just about the game; it’s about fostering a sense of community pride and engagement.”

The Team Market Owner’s (TMO’s) which consist of Dr. Shalonda Hill, Sean Mills and Jacques Pittman are grateful for the warm welcome and support from The University of Bridgeport, and look forward to creating unforgettable moments on the court together.

“Our shared commitment to excellence, community engagement, and the spirit of competition will undoubtedly make every game a must-see-event.” says Jacques Pittman, Director of Business Operations.

Fans and media alike are invited to stay tuned for upcoming announcements, including the official schedule, ticket information, and community events. The Connecticut Crusaders are gearing up to make a slam dunk impact in Bridgeport, and everyone is invited to be part of this thrilling journey.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jacques Pittman


About The Connecticut Crusaders

The Connecticut Crusaders are a professional basketball team in The Basketball League (TBL) dedicated to excellence on the court and community engagement off the court. With a commitment to providing exciting and family-friendly entertainment, the team is set to make a lasting impact in Bridgeport, CT.