Queensland WNBL Side Logan Thunder Loses Title Sponsor, Must Raise $140,300 By Friday
Southeast Queensland's last remaining professional basketball team, Women's National Basketball League side Logan Thunder, "may just pull off a miracle and avoid joining the list of extinct clubs in the region," according to Connor O'Brien of the BRISBANE TIMES. Having lost BDS as "their naming rights sponsor, the Logan Thunder have been under the pump" to raise A$150,000 ($140,300) to ensure the club's financial future. To make "matters worse, with the start of the WNBL season just a week away, the Thunder needs proof of the funds by close of business Friday." However, the club "might just hit the winning shot at the buzzer," having raised A$100,000 by late on Thursday. With players helping by "knocking on doors and rattling the tin," they managed to find more than A$50,000 worth of support during Thursday afternoon (BRISBANE TIMES, 9/26).