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Mikala McGhee shares insight into life as a professional athlete and news reporter

By day Mikala McGhee is a professional basketball player for the St. Louis Surge, practicing with the team, lifting, and getting shots up. By night she is a broadcast journalist for KTVI FOX 2/KPLR 11, traveling around the city, interviewing St. Louis community members, and sharing their stories. McGhee’s life has come full circle after…

Kelsey McClure talks quarantine workouts, virtual team drills, ForEx trading, and more

Without access to basketball gyms and weight rooms, the pandemic has thrown professional basketball players around the country for a loop: how do they prepare for their job?  Like many, third-year Surge guard Kelsey McClure has found that she must “get creative.” That means no fancy shooting machines or advanced cone drills with trainers. It…

From Japan to St. Louis: Rebecca Harris’ Windy Journey to the Surge

Rebecca Harris doesn’t remember why she was awake at 4:16am. She just remembers her phone buzzing, flooded by a 300-word Facebook message from Khalia Collier.  “I wanted to be sure to reach out to you and discuss your interest in playing with the St. Louis Surge this season,” Collier’s Facebook pitch began in early February…

St. Louis Surge Introduce Carl Givens as Strength and Conditioning Coach

The St. Louis Surge is thrilled to announce the hiring of new Strength and Conditioning coach Carl Givens. Givens runs a local gym, Given100, and brings a wide range of experience to the Surge’s professional basketball organization.  Givens has worked with a variety of clients, from youth soccer teams to college and professional football players….

Surge Partner with Bobby McCormack Camps – Back in Action!

The Surge is proud to announce its newest partnership with Bobby McCormack Basketball Camps, the premier youth basketball camp that has served the St. Louis area for 32 years. Owner Khalia Collier and Bobby McCormack have a relationship that dates back to 2013. The camp will feature appearances from members across the Surge organization. Collier…

Stand Up for Racial Equity

Dear Surge Community,  On behalf of the St. Louis Surge, as a black female business owner, this message echoes my personal values. Like many of you, I have watched in anger and deep sadness what has taken place not only across the country but right here in our city. Tragically, this is a trend that…

SURGING FORWARD WITH #314TOGETHER

Have you met Khalia?  If not, you should. Khalia Collier is the gorgeous, charismatic, dynamic leader and owner of the St. Louis Surge, St. Louis’ ONLY Pro Basketball team. We came together last fall – excited to meet a woman who is leading in the sports world, and to work on some elevated merchandise for…

St. Louis Surge Professional Basketball Team Suspends 2020 Season Due to Coronavirus Pandemic; Launches “We Will Play Again” Campaign

ST. LOUIS (May 12, 2020) – The St. Louis Surge Professional Basketball team, a member of the Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA), has suspended its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced today. Despite canceling the season, the St. Louis Surge has partnered with the Women’s Creative, Lusso/2Lu and #314Together to launch the…