TAMPA, FL —The Skills Center Elite has unveiled its May Day Hoopfest Basketball Tournament which is expected to draw approximately 75 elite youth basketball teams from around Florida to Tampa on May 2-4.
"As an organization we believe in youth development through sports. Together with our tournament sponsors and partners our guests will experience a first class event. Our focus is to give the youth coming to this event an opportunity to be successful through healthy competition. It truly will be a special experience with different organizations showcasing their talented youth,” said John Arroyo, Director of The Skills Center Basketball Operations.
Positive Impact to the City of Tampa
Businesses near the Hoopfest are expected to benefit from the families and staff attending the tournament. Venues include the University of Tampa, Tampa Preparatory School, St. John’s Episcopal Middle School and Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry, as well as the tournament hotels in the Westshore and downtown areas. “We’re expecting a great audience for the event, with families, fans and participants being able to enjoy the many of the wonderful experiences available in Tampa, along with some highly competitive youth basketball.”
Registration remains open but there will be a limit on the teams registered. Teams are encouraged to sign up quickly. Groups can register at the USSSA website, www.flahoops.org or follow the links on The Skills Center website www.theskillscenter.org.
The Skills Center
Founded in 2007, The Skills Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit sports-based organization that enhances positive life skills for young people throughout the Tampa Bay area. Through leagues, travel teams, life skills, and after school programs, The Skills Center’s mission is, “To intentionally utilize athletics as the mechanism to accelerate academic achievement, build character, and promote health & fitness for young people ages 3-18 in Tampa Bay.” The Skills Center has positively impacted the lives of thousands of young people in the Tampa Bay Area. The Skills Center Elite gives the organization’s elite basketball athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest levels. No child is turned away based on his or her ability to pay.
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