Basketball Hall of Fame Educational Programs

MVP's of Character stands for "Most Valuable Pillars" of Character.  These pillars consist of traits such as respect, responsibility, citizenship. integrity, cooperation, and trustworthiness.  The goal of the MVP's of Character program is to offer educators and students an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom by exploring the relationship between healthy character development, mature decision making and academic achievement.  The program consists of a series of speaking events held at the Basketball Hall of Fame during the school year.  The series begins in October and will conclude in May.  A predominant figure from the world of basketball, other professional sports and other community leaders will serve as program hosts as they speak to students about their experiences as they relate to the development of becoming productive and responsible citizens.  The MVP's of Character program is supplemented by an additional set of learning objectives and lesson plans as part of an educational field trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame.  This curriculum will be available electronically to any educator who signs their group up to participate in any one of our speaking sessions.  Space is limited for each of our speaking sessions so be sure to book your group early! Group and school discounts are available!


November 14 2014 - 10:00am  TOM "SATCH" SANDERS

January 14 2015 - 10:00am DONNY MARSHALL

February 5, 2015 - 10:00am REBECCA LOBO

May 27, 2015 - 10:00am WALTER MCCARTY




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For more information, or to book your school's visit, please contact Group Sales at (413) 231-5513



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.