Hooplandia will be donating $10 of every team registration to local Boys and Girls Clubs in support of the region’s youth.
Mayor Sarno also emphasized that this event is expected to generate over $4 million in economic spinoff to the Greater Springfield area.
Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I want to thank Eastern State Exposition President and CEO Gene Cassidy and his team, and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for hosting this wonderful family-friendly event that draws thousands to our Springfield and region. This three-day event held at the Big E and the Hall of Fame’s Court of Dreams will feature great competition and provide a tremendous economic spinoff effect for local businesses, including hotels, restaurants and other amenities and attractions. According to our Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, this event could provide over $4 million of economic boost to the area – great news for our Springfield! I want to also thank our local Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Massachusetts for partnering with this all-inclusive event to help our local youth be able to participate and register. Our local Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Massachusetts continue to provide a fun, safe and constructive environment for our kids and teens in our community.”
For more details on tournaments and how to register, volunteer, or become a sponsor, please visit their website.