Granny Basketball League

7/1/2016 - Preliminary tournament roster due
7/23/2016 - National Granny Basketball Tournament, Nashville, Tenn.

Kansas Grayhawkers

Texas Old Glories

Des Moines Lady Redbirds

Gowrie Firecrackers

Kansas Gray Tornadoes

Jean and The Tonics

Coming Events

 New Teams in 2015-16

Link to Online File Folder

News in a Nutshell...

Philosophy, Mission & Purpose

As empowered women of the 21st Century, we seek to promote a spirit of camaraderie, a model of sportsmanship and friendly competition. In doing so, we honor those women who came before us and set an example for those who will follow.

The Granny Basketball League was created to provide:

  1. Fun, competitive exercise for women over the age of 50.
  2. An avenue for charitable giving.
  3. Wholesome, nostalgic, and sometimes humorous entertainment.
  4. Recognition for mature women
  5. A method of  preserving the history of  six-on-six basketball.

Each Granny team selects a charity or non-profit cause to which they give gate receipts. Granny players, referees, scorekeepers and other staff are volunteers and do not receive compensation for their time or expenses.

Granny's great stress reducer!... Teams in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Wisconsin & Virginia....Laugh now, die later...!

Harpers Ferry Fireflies, 2016

Parade of Iowa State Champs


Listen to



Grannies hooping to help local food bank
Fox28, Cedar Rapids, IA, May 22, 2016

Missouri-Kansas basketball border war is back, in middies and bloomers

Kansas City Star, April 10, 2016

Granny Basketball players teach Harlem Globetrotters a thing or two

KRCG-TV9, March 28, 2016

In the News

Congratulations to all of the Granny Basketball teams who participated in the 2016 State Granny Basketball Tournament. This year's champion is the Harpers Ferry Fireflies. Second place is the Lady Redbirds, and third place is the Late Bloomers. Thank you to our planning committee, referees, scorekeepers and countless other volunteers who made this event so special. See you at Nationals!

 Copyright Granny Basketball League 2005-2016


 A gentle game for women of a certain age.



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