KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As part of an ongoing commitment to make a positive impact on Kansas City, organizers of National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Weekend have announced a series of community-focused events that will take place throughout the city over the next two months.
Hall of Fame Weekend is headlined by two of college basketball’s most anticipated annual events: the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Induction Celebration presented by Nike on Nov. 24, and the Hall of Fame Classic powered by ShotTracker on Nov. 25-26.
Hall of Fame Weekend is overseen by the Kansas City-based National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and NABC Foundation.
“The NABC, NABC Foundation and Hall of Fame Weekend are proud to call Kansas City home,” said NABC Sr. Director of Special Events Mark Heatherman. “We want to use our platform to do good in this city, and are excited to provide memorable experiences to hundreds of local kids.”
Tipping off the schedule will be the first of two Wendy’s Hall of Fame Youth Clinics presented by Wilson Sporting Goods on Oct. 26 at Hy-Vee Arena. The Youth Clinic is free to attend for kids ages 11-13, and will feature skill-development stations led by many of the area’s top coaches and basketball minds. The presenter lineup will also include local motivational speaker Sarah Castle, whose inspiring story teaches kids the value of making positive change.
A second Youth Clinic – this one free to kids ages 8-10 – will be held Nov. 24 at Sprint Center and feature a lineup of speakers that includes select members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
In addition to the skill-development components, the Youth Clinics will offer sport safety and wellness presentations for parents by the Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Center.
Hall of Fame Weekend will also showcase the Agape Hoops Hall of Fame Youth Classic presented by Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Center. The Nov. 23-24 tournament – which provides competition opportunities for youth teams ranging from 2nd to 8th grade from Missouri and Kansas – will be hosted at facilities across the city and include appearances by Hall of Fame personnel.
Signups for the Youth Clinics and Youth Classic can be accessed by clicking here. Families are encouraged to register for the events soon, as space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.