Indianapolis, IN.  The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it has added the Inland Empire Invaders to its Southern California Division.  Located in Riverside but serving the entire Inland Empire, “I have no doubt that this will be one of the best organizations in the entire ABA,” stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO.  “In Christy Lancaster, the owner, we have an exceptional person.  Her passion for youth, community and business is evident in everything she does…she is truly a woman with huge vision.”
Ms. Lancaster was appointed the President of the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and currently remains in her position.  She is known for spearheading the largest “True Collaboration” between African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Business Women and has maintained a strong advocate for small business throughout California with here Pro-Business  vs Pro-Race approach.  She has been recognized by several organizations for her accomplishments and community support that stretches some 27 cities and beyond including agencies such as the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, California State Assembly, Riverside Community College, Rising Star Business Academy, the Riverside Black Chamber of Commerce and the Lationo Coalition.
Founder of the Future CEO Program, a 12 week program to assist high school and college students understand the fundamentals of being a CEO, Ms. Christy is the CEO of a major Southern California property management company. She supports notable causes as the Cancer Society, JDRF, Arthritis Foundation and the American Heart Association and also wrote the Steps to Success program designed to help youth and adults looking to start their own business.
“I’m very excited to be part of the great ABA,” added Ms. Lancaster.  “We are going to provide IE with exciting basketball at affordable prices and are gong to do some wonderful things for the community as well. This should be a great experience.”  For more information, contact Christy Lancaster at or call 720 446 8233 or visit  The IE Invaders website will be announced shortly.