#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

 

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

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ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Dallas) is Locked-in and Loaded| Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th #ARSNationalHoopfest

 

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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 best high school teams in the D/FW area. This competitive multicity high school basketball tournament has yet to disappoint, living up to its much anticipated hype….BUT this year, will be something special.

On Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th Dallas’ very own Lancaster HS, JJ Peace, Desoto HS, South Garland, Denton-Guyer, and Waxahachie will go up against national programs IMG Academy, Sunrise Christian, DeMatha (MD), Huntington Prep, and Chicago Simeon.
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GET YOUR TICKETS NOWARS National Hoopfest Tickets

WHAT: ARS/ Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest

WHEN:  Friday, December 14th @ Lancaster High School

Saturday, December 15th @ Waxahachie High School

 

For More information, log onto www.nationalhoopfest.com

For updates follow us on twitter @HoopfestUSA

 

 

 

 

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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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REBOUND HOOPS Presents VEGAS FINALS July 25th-28th |Last Live Period – REGISTER NOW!

PRESS RELEASE: Drive Nation facility to host IndiHoops 3rd Annual 8th Grade World Championship – Little League of Youth Basketb

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2018

IndiHoops presents the 3rd Annual 8th Grade World Championship,
The Little League World Series of Youth Basketball

Dallas, Texas – June 25th, 2018 – IndiHoops, a pioneer in the 8th Grade/14U basketball world, is back with its third installment of the IndiWorld Championships (IWC), IndiWorld3. This year’s event will take place from June 28th through July 1st 2018, in Irving, Texas; at the new Drive Nation facility run by former NBA All- Star Jermaine O’Neal.
The level of competition in the event’s first two years has been nothing short of stellar. The event featured Scottie Barnes (a highly-ranked prospect in the high school Class of 2020) in year 1, and Paolo Banchero (also a highly-ranked prospect in the high school Class of 2021) in year 2. The IWC championship game has already seen many players go straight into their high school careers; at such highly- decorated programs as Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Garfield High School in Seattle, and University High School in Florida.
This year’s tournament will swell to double the size of last year’s; with teams coming from as far away as Toronto, Canada. We have committed representation and attendance from three major shoe brands. States with teams in attendance include California, Nevada, New Mexico, Georgia, North Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, and the event’s home state of Texas. The team list includes IndiHoops’ current number one 8th grade team in the nation and event host, Drive Nation, who will look to keep the championship trophy in house, even after the tournament has completed. In addition to the greater than 32-team tournament, the 2018 IWC will debut a new game format with a standalone game featuring two of the best teams in the class of 2023; Team Thomas from California and Team Griffin from Oklahoma.

The championship will be at July 1st, 2018; 11 AM Central Time. 
Click Here To Purchase Tickets

About IndiHoops
IndiHoops serves as the hub for club basketball around the world. IndiHoops brings transparency and legitimacy to youth basketball through its rankings and ratings. IndiHoops is a pioneer in the club basketball media world, offering a place for basketball participants to be seen and heard. IndiHoops the aggregate source for all information pertaining to club basketball. They currently host the largest database of youth basketball programs, tournaments, and rosters in the country for club basketball.
Most recently, they have launched IndiLockers.com an ecosystem for the players/parents and cutting edge online player profiles.

Media Partners
EPlay, Playsight, WireToWireSports, HoopsFactoryTV, Lonestar Sports Show, IndiHoops Tip Off Classic, Ball So Hard Scout @bsh_scout, IndiHoops Tip Off Classic, Joel Hershman Photography.

Media Contact:
California: Aubrey Gray – wiretowiresports@gmail.com – 707-328-8275

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adidas Gauntlet (Dallas) | Schedule, Locations, and *Note* for College Coaches attending.

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Adidas Gauntlet Series serves as a platform for the next generation of basketball superstars to showcase their skills throughout the summer live periods. Below is the schedule and details for Adidas Gauntlet Dallas (D/FW). Click links below for full schedule.

**NOTE TO COLLEGE COACHES** Come to “GAME ON SPORTS FACILITY” first to purchase packets and wrist bands. You will not be able to get into the other locations without the appropriate wrist band for “college coaches”.

 

GOLD AND SILVER SCHEDULE

Boys GOLD SCHEDULE

Boys SILVER SCHEDULE

 

Locations:

Game On Sports (GOS) – MAIN GYM
2600 Alemeda Street
Fort Worth TX, 76108

All Saints Episcopal School (ASES)
9700 Saints Circle
Fort Worth TX, 76108

Lake Country Christian School (LCCS)
7050 Lake Country Dr
Fort Worth TX, 76170

North Crowley 9th Grade Campus (NC9C)
(NC9C)
4630 McPherson Blvd
Fort Worth TX, 76133

North Crowley High School (NCHS)
9100 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76123

O.D. Wyatt H.S. (ODHS)
2400 E. Seminary Dr.
Fort Worth TX, 76119

Southwest High School (SWHS)
4100 Altamesa Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Summer Creek Middle School (SCMS)
10236 Summer Creek
Crowley TX, 76046

 

For more info. log onto: www.adidasGauntlet.com

 

 

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Top Programs, Elite Matchups- WAR BEFORE THE STORM BASKETBALL SHOWCASE – @CoachVonzell1

Don’t miss the “War Before The Storm” Basketball Showcase taking place Saturday, March 24th & Sunday, March 25th at Boswell High School in Ft. Worth, TX.  This event will feature competitive matchups from top adidas, Nike, and Under Armour programs in Texas and surrounding areas.

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WHAT: WAR BEFORE THE STORM

WHERE: BOSWELL HIGH SCHOOL (5805 W. Bailey Boswell Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76179)

WHEN: March 24th & 25th

 

Click link below for full schedule:

War Before The Storm Schedule

 

For more Information contact Event Director: Vonzell Thomas at CoachVon@YGC36hoops.com

 

Nina Zavala

NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

469-601-6341

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