Skills Pay Bills & Chris Harris Basketball Present “GETTIN’ THAT WORK” Showcase & Division Tournament

SPB (Skills Pay Bills)
presents
“Gettin’ That Work” Basketball Showcase & Division Tournament
(BOYS 10u – 17u)

 

Get ready for one of the region’s premier grassroots events taking place Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at MAC Sports Complex in Lewisville, TX.

Gettin’ That Work will provide a competitive stage for players to showcase their talents in front of national and regional media outlets and scouting services along with live DJ, and a hospitality room for team coaches and media covering the event!
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  • 3 Game Guarantee

  • All games will be filmed on BallerTV. Premier games will be live-streamed

  • Every team registration comes with a complimentary BallerTV event pass

  • Boys 10u-17u

  • $325 per team w/ Multiple team discounts available

  • Follow us on twitter @SkillsPB_Events

**EACH TEAM THAT REGISTERS WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY BallerTV EVENT PASS THAT ALLOWS ACCESS TO ALL EVENT GAMES **

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TO REGISTER NOW, CLICK LINK: SkillsPayBills.Net

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For more information, contact Event Director Chris Harris at 214.497.5835 or email: SkillsPayBillsEvents@gmail.com

For Media request, please register online under media registration: Skills Pay Bills Events Media

 

 

 

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NBA Scouts & National Media Outlets Set to Attend The 2019 Pangos All-American Camp this Weekend. #PangosAACamp

17th Annual Pangos All-American Camp will host over 100 top high school basketball prospects from across the nation over the course of 3 days

Pangos All-American Camp

The Pangos All-American Camp has become one of the most anticipated events of the summer, assembling top high school basketball prospects from across the nation for a 3 day camp. This years event will take place Friday, May 31- Sunday, June 2 at Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA), and will offer free fan admission.

2019 Pangos AA Camp is headlined by:  2020 #1 6-11+ Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian/Temecula CA) as well as legit 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game candidates 6-7 Cade Cunningham, 6-7 Scottie Barnes, 6-4 Josh Christopher, 6-10 Isiaah Todd, 6-8 Ziaire Williams, 7-0 Makur Maker, 6-5 Daishen Nix, 6-6 Kyree Walker, 7-0 Xavier Foster, 6-9 Day’Ron Sharpe (UNC verbal), 6-5 Moses Moody, 6-6 Micah Peavy, 6-6 MarJon Beauchamp, 6-6 Daylen Terry and 6-4 Adam Miler.

Elite 2021 prospects scheduled to be on-hand include: 6-9 Jonathan Kuminga, 6-7 Terrence Clarke, 6-9 Paolo Bachero, 6-4 Jaden Hardy, 6-9 Moussa Diabate, 6-9 JT Thor, 6-10 Moussa Cisse and 6-4 Aminu Mohammed.
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NBA Teams scheduled to attend thus far include: Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, OKC Thunder,  LA Clippers, Philly 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, NY Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Hornets, and Washington Wizards.

 

2019 Pangos All-American Camp Schedule

Friday May 31, 2019
1:00pm – 5:00pm Hotel Check-in @ Sheraton Cerritos
5:45pm – 6:00pm Bus leaves for Cerritos College
6:00pm – 6:45pm Dinner at Cal Cerritos College
6:00pm – 7:00pm Camp Registration and Gear Distribution @ Cerritos College
7:00pm – 7:15pm Opening Remarks/Instructions
7:15pm – 8:30pm Individual Instruction
8:30pm – 9:15pm Camp Games – 3 courts (ACC Round 1)
9:15pm – 10:00pm Camp Games- 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 1)

Saturday June 1, 2019
9:00am – 10:00am Breakfast at Hotel
11:45am Depart hotel (via shuttle) to Cerritos College
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch at Cerritos College
1:00pm – 1:30pm Strength & Conditioning workout
1:30pm – 3:00pm Individual Instruction
3:00pm – 4:00pm Camp Games – 3 courts (ACC Round 2)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Camp Games – 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 2)
5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner at Cerritos College
6:00pm – 6:40pm Recruiting Roundtable (Q&A with national scouts)
6:40pm – 7:35pm Camp games – 3 courts (ACC Round 3)
7:35pm – 8:30pm Camp games – 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 3)

Sunday June 2, 2019
8:00am – 8:45am Breakfast
8:45am Depart (via bus) to Cerritos College
9:30am – 10:15am Camp games – 3 courts (ACC Round 4)
10:15am – 11:00am Camp games – 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 4)
11:00am – 11:45pm Lunch at Gym
11:45am – 12:00pm Announcement of All-Star Teams/Final Remarks
12:00pm – 1:15pm “Cream of the Crop” Top 50 Game
1:15pm – 2:15pm “Cream of Crop” Top 25 Game
2:00pm – 5:00pm Campers depart/transport out-of-state campers to airport

 

Follow #PangosAACamp on Social Media: 

Twitter: @PangosAACamp
Instagram: @pangosallamericancamp
Facebook: Pangos All-American Camp

Camp Director, Dinos Trigonis on twitter: @trigonis30

ALL GAMES WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED ON BALLERTV.COM

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ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Tampa) kicks off this weekend at Berkeley Prep w/ a LOADED Lineup

The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (TAMPA) is set to take place Friday, February 1st through Saturday, February 2nd at Berkeley Preparatory in Tampa, Florida.

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The multi-city basketball tournament (D.C., Dallas, Memphis, Tampa) is designed to match National recognized basketball programs against some of the area’s top teams. The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest also serves as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital- in their initiative to give back – “because this is much bigger than basketball.”

This year, ESPNU will televise one of the most anticipated matchups of the year, Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs Montverde (FL) at 4:30pm Eastern Time.

“The tournament is a unique opportunity for people to see the nation’s best talent in a series of games- Travis Haddock (Event Director). With over 20 ESPN ranked high school prospects gearing up to play this weekend in Tampa, I would have to admit, this is definitely a lineup of the Nation’s best.

 

Click link to watch full games and highlights on BallerTV Live Stream:  ARS National Hoopfest Live Stream

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SCHEDULE: 

Friday, Feb 1st @ Berkeley Prep

5:00pm: Orlando Christian Prep vs Tampa Prep

6:30pm:  Huntington Prep (WV) vs Berkeley Prep

8:00pm: Montverde Academy vs IMG Academy (post grad)

 

Saturday, Feb 2 @ Berkeley Prep 

11:00am: St. Pete vs West Oaks

12:45pm: Tampa Catholic vs The Village

2:30pm: Berkeley Prep vs University School

**4:30pm Montverde Academy vs Oak Hill Academy (ESPNU game)**

6:00pm: Oak Ridge vs Huntington Prep

*** To purchase tickets click link: ARS National Hoopfest TAMPA

For more information email: HaddockSports@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

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North Crowley Basketball to Host the Loaded 2018 Cowtown Tip-Off, November 9th & 10th #CowtownTipoff2018

2018 Cowtown Tip-Off hosted by North Crowley Basketball

Dallas/Ft. Worth is gearing up for yet another exciting weekend of high level hoops with the 2018 Cowtown Tip-off taking place Friday, November 9th & Saturday, November 10th at North Crowley High School. The event kicks off the high school basketball season with a lineup of top boys basketball programs, elite players, fire matchups, and the implementation of a shot clock.

Attached below is the schedule.
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MEDIA: Use hashtag #Cowtowntipoff2018 and tag @NCBasketball   @CowtownTipoff

 

What: 2018 Cowtown Tip-Off

Where: North Crowley High School & Crowley High School (9100 S. Hulen St. Ft. Worth, TX 76123)

When: Friday, November 9th & Saturday, November 10th

For more information contact: Coach Tommy Brakel @ tbrakel@crowley.k12.tx.us

 

 

 

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Nationally Ranked High School Basketball Teams Will Go Head to Head in the 2018 @ARSRescueRooter National Hoopfest Dallas – December 14th & 15th

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2018 ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Dallas) benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest returns to Dallas loaded with powerhouse programs who will go up against some of the top high school basketball teams in the D/FW area. This competitive multi-city high school basketball tournament has yet to disappoint, living up to its much anticipated hype….BUT this year, they’re taking this thing to a whole new level!

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DATE: Friday, December 14th
LOCATION: Waxahachie High School (3001 US Hwy 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167)

6:30pm – Desoto vs IMG Academy (FL)
8:00pm – Waxahachie vs Huntington Prep (WV)

DATE: Saturday, December 15th
LOCATION: Waxahachie High School (3001 UD Hwy 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167)

2:00pm – JJ Pearce vs Chicago Simeon (IL)
3:30pm – Lancaster vs Huntington Prep (WV)
5:00pm – South Garland vs Sunrise Christian (KS)
6:30pm – Denton Guyer vs DeMatha (MD)
8:00pm – Waxahachie vs IMG Academy (FL)

 

ESPN RANKED PLAYERS PARTICIPATING 

ESPN #9 Josh Green (IMG Academy)

ESPN #8 Tyrese Maxey (South Garland- Kentucky)

ESPN #12 N’faly Dante (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #17 Jaemyn Brakefield (Huntington Prep)

ESPN #20 Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha)

ESPN #36 Noah Farrakhan (IMG Academy)

ESPN #18 Armando Bascot (IMG Academy)

ESPN #35 Earl Timberlake (DeMatha)

ESPN #52 De’vion Harmon (Denton-Guyer – Oklahoma)

ESPN #51 Malik Hall (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #88 Lester Quinones (IMG Academy)

ESPN #60 Drew Timme (JJ Pearce)

ESPN #57 LaTrayvion Jackson (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #25 JT Thor (Huntington Prep)

ESPN #49 Justin Moore (DeMatha – Villanova)

ESPN #74 Jalen Wilson (Denton-Guyer- Michigan)

GET YOUR TICKETS NOWARS National Hoopfest Tickets

For More Info: www.nationalhoopfest.com

Follow us on twitter @HoopfestUSA

 

 

 

 

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#PressRelease Elite 14 Showcase Announces Increased Field and a Friday Night Addition to the Event

Elite 14 Showcase Announces Increased Field and a Friday Night Addition to the Event

Elite 14 Showcase Announces an Increased field of 40 Top Basketball Teams, Along with Implementing a Friday Night Prep Showcase Featuring 10 National Programs 

DALLAS, TX, September 18th, 2018 – The 14th Annual Elite 14 Showcase kicks off the 2018 NCAA November evaluation period with a full weekend of action-packed high school basketball beginning Friday, November 2 through Saturday, November 3rd. The event will take place at Denton Guyer High School on Friday night and at Hirschi High School in Wichita Falls, TX all day Saturday.

This invitational has established itself throughout the years as a centerpiece of the nation’s best collection of high school teams and individual talent anticipating the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college coaches, national and local media, NBA scouts, family and fan enthusiasts. What started out as a rivalry showcase thirteen years ago with initially 14 teams, hence the name, from Texas and Oklahoma, has now grown to 40 top teams from across the nation.

“We are excited about the growth of “Elite 14 Showcase” and thankful for the support of everyone who has helped make this event a success each year. It is our mission to continue providing student-athletes a national platform to perform on in hopes of garnering exposure and furthering their basketball initiatives,” said Coach Hedge Elite 14 Showcase Director and Hirschi High School Head Basketball Coach.

 

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In an effort to build and cultivate the high school basketball experience, The Elite 14 Showcase announced a Friday night addition to the event: “Elite 14 Prep Showcase” featuring 10 National programs going head-to-head in key matchups.

Traditionally, Saturday will remain the same: a full day of exciting hoops at Hirschi High School along with the best home cooked hospitality room.

 

This year’s event will feature the following participating teams:

2018 PARTCIPATING TEAMS

TEXAS- 19
Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX (6A) 28-7 Area Finalist
Estacado High School, Lubbock, TX (4A) 25-6 Regional Semifinalist
Denton Guyer High School, Denton, TX (6A) 38-2 Regional Finalist
Hirschi High School, Wichita Falls, TX (4A) 25-9 Regional Quarterfinalist
Lancaster High School, Dallas, TX (5A) 16-12 Regional Finalist
Lewisville High School, Lewisville, TX
Little Elm High School, Little Elm, TX
North Crowley High School, Fort Worth, TX (6A) 31-6 Regional Semifinalist
Northwest High School, Justin, TX (5A) 35-6 State Finalist
Pearce High School, Richardson, TX (6A) 23-9 Regional Quarterfinalist
Rider High School, Wichita Falls, TX (5A) 26-8 Regional Quarterfinalist
Prosper High School, Prosper, TX (5A)
Sulphur Springs High School, Sulphur Springs, TX (5A) 30-5 Regional Quarterfinalist
St. Marks the School of Texas, Dallas, TX
The Colony High School, Lewisville, TX, (5A) 26-11
Timberview High School, Mansfield, TX (5A) 26-7 Regional Quarterfinalist
Trinity Christian, Cedar Hill, TX
Wagner High School, San Antonio (6A) 29-7 Regional Quarterfinalist
Wyatt High School, Fort Worth, TX (5A) 23-12 Regional Semifinals
OKLAHOMA – 11
Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, OK (5A) 20-7 State Runner-up
Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK (5A) 20-6 State Semifinalist
Heritage Hall High School, Oklahoma City, OK (4A) State Champions
Memorial High School, Tulsa, OK (5A) 27-2 State Champions
Newcastle, OK / Millwood High School, Oklahoma City, OK
Norman High School, Norman, OK (6A) 15-9 Area Finalist
North High School, Norman, OK (6A)
North High School, Putnam City, OK (6A) 25-5 State Champions
Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma City, OK (5A) 20-6 State Semifinalist
Sapulpa High School, Sapulpa, OK (6A) 14-10
West High School, Putnam City, OK (6A) 20-7 State Quarterfinalist
PREP SCHOOLS- 10
Handle It Academy, Seattle, WA
Redemption Life Christian Prep, Tulsa, OK
Southwest Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR
St. Louis Christian Academy, St. Louis, MO
Sunrise Christian Academy, Wichita, KS, 22-2
Trinity International, Las Vegas, NV
iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy, Lewisville TX
Cy-Fair Learning Center, Houston TX
Universal Academy, Coppell, TX
Lawton Christian High School, Lawton, OK

 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES: @Elite14Showcase

For media inquires, event sponsorship, or more information, please visit our website at www.Elite14ShowcaseSeries.com

Contact: Nina Zavala |NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com | 469.601.6341

 

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Securing Event Sponsorship: What are sponsors looking for and how do you deliver it.

From the music industry to sports and everything in between- I’ve had the opportunity to help others create, build, organize, and plan events on multiple levels….BUT,  if there is one essential EVERY Event Organizer wants, it’s SPONSORSHIP.

With over 8 years of experience in event planning, promotion, marketing, PR, and so on, I can honestly say it wasn’t until maybe 2 years ago that I fully understood exactly how event sponsorship works. With that being said, I’ve decided to write this blog and share my knowledge and insight that I’ve gained over the years – to better help you understand what it takes to secure sponsorship, what sponsors are looking for, and how to deliver what they want.

SPONSORS: WHY DO THEY SPONSOR? AND WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR IN SPONSORSHIP?

Event Sponsorship is the act of a person and/or company giving support to an event through the provision of products, services, or monetarily – with an expectation of their business goals/agenda being met, primarily by reaching their target audience.

The lists below are subject to what each company’s business objectives are – something that you should research before reaching out – in order to ensure your event will be a good fit for sponsorship (We will go more in depth with this a little later in the blog)

WHY THEY SPONSOR 

  • Promotion of their brand
  • Reposition their brand
  • Increase sales or new product launch
  • Block competition
  • Align their brand with a good cause (Cause-Related Marketing, Damage Control Purposes, and/or good deed)
  • Employee Engagement

 

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR IN SPONSORSHIP

  • Brand visibility
  • Direct consumer engagement (Brand Activations & Experimental Marketing)
  • Drive traffic to website
  • Increase social media impressions (companies see events as the perfect platform to elevate their presence on social media)
  • Colleting customer leads (This is common with companies such as car insurance, dental, medical, car dealerships, etc.)

 

HOW DO I ATTRACT THE RIGHT SPONSORS 

In recent years, event sponsorship has been the fastest growing marketing strategy for companies seeking to leverage their brand – increasingly enough that in 2017, according to IEG Sponsorship- it recorded 24.2 billion in sponsorship spending from companies in North America. What exactly does this mean?? It means there is plenty of money out there, and companies are ready to spend it! So how do you attract the right sponsors and secure the sponsorship?

  • Knowing your demographic audience is invaluable  – this is an essential that sponsors want to know and that will need to go in your sponsor deck. What is it to know your demographic? Age, gender, nationality, income level, education level, etc. The more in-depth you can go with this information, the easier it will be to secure the “right sponsors”. *Side Note* Before companies sponsor, they need to know their marketing dollars are going directly to their targeted audience.
  • Develop a captivating sponsorship deck – Your sponsorship deck, from graphics to content curation is going to say everything about your event without speaking a word. It’s the first thing sponsors see (first impression is the last impression, so make it presentable.) What info goes in your sponsorship deck? 1. ABOUT YOUR EVENT- be sure to state your mission and invite them to support your cause. 2. BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP – although I like to create personal proposals for companies according to their business objectives, it’s always good to start out with a generic one. BE CREATIVE when doing this. Think as if your that company, what would you want from sponsoring an event? 3. DEMOGRAHICS – Sponsors want to know how many people attend your events and the demographics of attendee to see if it aligns with the market they are trying reach 4. Include a fact page about your event: Number of attendees, previous sponsors, press coverage links, notable people that attended, photos (photos of crowd, fan interaction, celebrities, sponsors, anything that would attract a current sponsor.) 5. Contact info and logo. Be sure full name, email, phone number, website, and social media sites.
  • DELIVER, DELIVER, DELIVER – Whatever it is that you said you were going to do, DO IT!! This is so important in building your relationship with the sponsor. You want them to be overly satisfied, that they have received their ROI (Return on Investment). Find out what they liked, or didn’t like, or maybe what could be done a little differently. This allows you to possibly continue your relationship for the following year.

The key to successfully securing event sponsorship is taking into consideration the needs of your sponsors and developing creative strategies that help them obtain their business goals. In turn, adding value to your event – delivering the ultimate experience to your customers.

 

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