Jimmy loves basketball. As a player, coach, father, and fan, he has left his mark on the sport in many ways. As a high school student at Chatfield Senior High School, Jimmy lettered in basketball, cross country, martial arts, and track.
After high school, he enjoyed pickup games and stayed active in competing competitively in cross fit and other strength and fitness disciplines. He has faithfully cheered on the Colorado Buffaloes, and when he stepped into fatherhood, he transitioned to coaching and cheering on his son in youth leagues.
The Changing Landscape of Youth Basketball
When Jimmy entered the world of youth club teams, he noticed a marked difference between the basketball he played as a youth and the basketball his son was playing. Basketball leagues and club teams seemed more like revenue-generating businesses than fun sporting events. Gone were the corner pickup games and HORSE competitions among friends. Youth development took a back seat to ultra-competitive, big business tournaments and leagues. Kids were stressed, parents were frustrated, and ultimately, Jimmy became disillusioned with the sport he grew up loving.
Jimmy wanted to change the basketball narrative in Colorado. He wanted to lean into the love and thrill of the game. Enter The Basketball Social House concept.
Good Basketball Vibes
The Basketball Social House is designed to foster community engagement, a feel-good place to dine, drink, and be active. From athletes to fans, Jimmy and his business partner Matt designed The Basketball Social House with fun AND competition in mind. Within The Basketball Social House is B-Ball Games, the arm of the business that manages the leagues, tournaments, and games. B-Ball Games coordinates leagues and tournaments for all ages and levels. Skills development, a welcoming atmosphere, and a competitive spirit are the basis of every league, practice, game, and tournament. Jimmy’s goal of providing a friendly place to gather and play is proving to be a popular concept in the Denver area.
A Place For Community
The Basketball Social House provides a haven for athletes of all ages; adults who want to continue playing, professional athletes who need precise training, and weekend warriors who love the game. Jimmy designed the concept also to welcome those who may not play basketball but are the ones who support those who do. He was thinking about all those moms, dads, and grandparents who spend hundreds if not thousands of hours driving to events and waiting in stands and lobbies of facilities for their loved ones to finish playing or training.
Jimmy designed The Basketball Social House to include a lounge, comfy chairs, couches, large community tables for dining and gathering, and plenty of seating for those who want to watch games or just hang out. Free Wi-Fi, free board games, and the free Wall of Hoops keep everyone entertained.
Blending Innovation and Operational Efficiency
Bemis has a proven track record of blending innovation and operational efficiency to create business success, most recently heading the financial and operational areas for a private equity firm that invests in and operates restaurant, entertainment, and hospitality businesses. During his time with the private equity firm, he focused on turning around underperforming business concepts, creating franchise models, and implementing various viable and profitable exit strategies.
Jimmy Bemis brings over twenty years of experience in accounting, finance, and technology to The Basketball Social House concept. He has worked for large firms such as Invesco, Oppenheimer, CH2MHill, and Brown Brothers Harriman, where he oversaw various critical business aspects, including but not limited to complex quantitative analysis, data, digital, SEC/Board reporting, and operational functions.
Jimmy holds a BS in Finance and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver, an MS in Accounting from Regis University, and has completed his Doctorate in Accounting at Liberty University.