Basketball Hall of Fame Educational Programs

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Educational Mission:

The Educational Department's mission at the Basketball Hall of Fame is to capture the attention and imagination of youth via their love and interest in basketball while providing learning tools and inspirational messages that teach in a fun and active learning environment.

At the Basketball Hall of Fame, we:

  • Enhance students' understanding of good character by promoting proven traits that will help them make good ethical decisions and lead them on the path to success
  • Inspire youth with stories of basketball personalities who represent the traits of character that responsible and successful citizens would emulate
  • Educate youth to understand the relationship between self-discipline, athletic achievement, good moral character, and how they impact academic achievement
  • Apply useful life-skills education across a variety of subject



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MVP’s of Character

The goal of this program is to offer teachers and students an opportunity to explore the relationship between healthy character development, mature decision-making and academic achievement.

Basketball stars and well-known figures from the community are invited to speak with school groups about their experiences as they relate to the "Most Valuable Pillars" of Character, such as Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, Integrity, Cooperation and Trustworthiness.



Library Pass Program

The Library Pass Program is available to all local and regional libraries.

This program allows libraries to purchase two yearly discount passes that they in turn can have available for patrons to sign out and utilize at the Hall of Fame to receive a discount on admission.

The discount admission with the pass is $12 for an adult admission (regularly $16.99) and $8 (regularly $11.99) for youth ages 5-15. Under 5 years at the Hall of Fame is FREE. Each pass is valid for a party of 6 (three adults and three youth). The cost to the library for the two special discount passes is $75.



Sports Management Program

During the school year, high school and college students have the opportunity to interact with experienced professionals from the Hall of Fame or area colleges. The Hall of Fame can provide discussion on such fields as Development, Marketing, Sales, Museum Curatorship, Media or Hospitality. Pre-registration required.