Sept. 21 - Practices begin at Georgetown (TX) Rec Ctr., Weds., 10-11:30 am.

Nov. 6 - Learn-to-Play practice, 2-4 pm, Lawrence Community Center, KS

Nov. 12 – Women’s half-time exhibition game, Washburn Univ., Topeka, KS (11 am)

Jan. 6-14 - Granny Basketball Hawaii Outreach Trip

Jan. 21 - Jamboree, Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, IA (Backup snow date is Feb. 18.)

Jan. 21 - 2017 team rosters due

Jan. 31 - 2016 team financial reports due

June 24-25 - Iowa State Granny Basketball Tournament (Banquet is June 23.)

Lady Redbirds, Carlisle, IA

Gowrie Firecrackers, IA

Gray Tornadoes, Lawrence, KS

The Tonics, Louisburg, KS

Upcoming Events

 New Teams in 2016-17

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



These ‘Grannies’ are trying to reignite the basketball border war

KCUR, Oct. 14, 2016

Harpers Ferry Granny Basketball team wins national title

KWWL, July 26, 2016

In the News

Congratulations to the Harpers Ferry Fireflies for sweeping the state and national tournaments and achieving an undefeated (15-0) season this year. The National Granny Basketball Tournament took place July 23, 2016, at the Lipscomb University Activity Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Thanks to the tournament organizers and all the players and teams who participated.  We look forward to the 2017 season. Stay tuned for updates.

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 A gentle game for women of a certain age.



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