8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest is guaranteed to deliver with new additions

Thanksgiving Hoopfest, traditionally known for their stacked High School boys roster and competitive match-ups, will be adding a series of games featuring the top High School girls’ basketball teams in the Nation

 (Duncanville, TX) September 7th, 2016 – The 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest, named by “USA Today HS Sports” as “One of the top ten HS Basketball Tournaments of the year to attend”, will commence on Friday, November 25th and continue Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville, TX. With the new additions of the top girls basketball teams, Hoopfest will be widely considered as the most anticipated event of the holiday season.


No stranger to DFW, Thanksgiving Hoopfest has annually delivered the future of College and NBA basketball. Over the past 7 years this event has showcased 50 State Champions, 20 Mc Donald All-Americans, and 10 current NBA Players. Just to name a few, Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Isaiah Austin (NBA Ambassador), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics), Julius Randle (LA Lakers), Terrance Ferguson (Professional Overseas), Keith Frazier (UNT), De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky), Aaron Harrison (Kentucky), Marques Bolden (Duke), and many more.

This will be the first year implementing the top High School girls’ basketball teams, which has peaked interest among media, sponsors, and basketball fan enthusiast.

“Bringing the girls into this equation was a strategic move and I couldn’t be any happier with the decision.” says Thanksgiving Hoopfest Director- Glenn Smith

Be ready to witness elite team/players match-ups with an array of talent, enjoy fan giveaways, contests, interactive stations, vendor booths, celebrity appearances, and more- definitely something for the whole family!

Sponsors for this years’ Thanksgiving Hoopfest include: Nike, Gatorade, Witherspoon Law Group, and LD Unlimited.


Committed GIRL TEAMS

Argyle, Dallas Lincoln, Duncanville, Frisco Liberty, Mansfield Legacy, Mansfield Timberview, Prestonwood, Riverdale Baptist (MD)

Committed BOY TEAMS

Austin Westlake, Carver (AL), Cedar Hill, Cibolo Steele, Columbus (MS), Dallas Lincoln, dallas kimball, Dallas Skyline, Duncanville, Euless Trinity, Hall (AR), Lafayette Christian Academy (LA), Mansfield Timberview, North Crowley, Prestonwood, Putnam City (OK), South Garland


To purchase tickets or more information log onto: www.ThanksgivingHoopfest.com

Media Credentials email: Nina Zavala at NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

Sponsorship/Vendor Booth email: Tracy Moore at SportsMixLive@gmail.com



Deion Sanders “TRUTH SPORTS” Celebrity Youth Symposium



Pro Football Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders, brings his annual Prime Time Youth Sports Weekend to Dallas, Texas for a four-day celebration of youth sports, community building, family empowerment and philanthropy. Previously held in Atlanta, GA, the Prime Time Youth Sports Weekend in Dallas will feature a youth football tournament, celebrity/youth symposium, college visit, and Cowboys Stadium behind the scenes tour

The Celebrity Youth Symposium, brings together celebrities, athletes, business executives and society elite with youth participants for an open discussion forum examining topics ranging including faith, success, self-esteem, education, perseverance and more.

This year’s participants include: Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics), Gin Blanton (Sports Journalist), DJ ASAP (BET’s 106 & Park), David Kyles (Greek Basketball League) Linda Brenner (Pro Athlete) and the event moderator is “DRE” The DFW Hype Man.


For more information, please contact: Yana Young yana@theyounggrouppr.com or Nina Zavala ninazavalagroup@gmail.com

What: Celebrity Youth Symposium

When: July 17, 2014 at 7PM

Where: Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX. 75207