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The Basketball Hall of Fame is Decked with Fun for Everyone During December Vacation Week

Museum Offers Special Events For the Whole Family

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The World’s Finest Sports Museum will offer holiday fun for the whole family during the school vacation week, December 26th – January 3, 2010.  From special appearances, and clinics, to contests and games, the Hall will be filled with more excitement than ever before!

The fun kicks off on Saturday, December 26th with a free film festival in the Hall of Fame Theater including documentaries on the Boston Celtics 17th championship, Michael Jordan and the Harlem Globetrotters, plus prizes for the winners of the day’s Free Throw and Three Point Contest winners.

On Sunday, December 27th, the Hall of Fame tips off three straight days of skills clinics for visitors beginning at 11:30AM.  Sunday’s clinic will feature players from Derek Kellogg’s 2009-10 University of Massachusetts Men’s Basketball team.  On Monday, the skills clinic will be led by members of the 2009-2010 NBA D-League Springfield Armor and on Tuesday, Coach Montemayor and players from the Holyoke Community College Cougars will run a skills clinic.  Players from the UMASS Minutemen will return on Saturday, January 2nd for a second clinic.

On Monday, December 28th, former Boston Globe columnist, author and current ESPN contributor, Jackie MacMullen will visit the Hall of Fame beginning at 1:00PM for a questions and answer forum with visitors as well as, autographing copies of her latest book, When The Game Was Ours, written with Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson about the NBA’s glory days, highlighted by their personal rivalries during the 1980’s.

On Wednesday, December 30th, come learn about the state of Connecticut’s newest attraction, the Connecticut Science Center, whose representatives will be at the Hall of Fame to engage visitors with their unique Bubble-ology demonstration at 12:30PM.

Vacation week concludes on Sunday, January 3rd with another day of historic basketball films and lively contests on the Hall of Fame’s Center Court.

For a complete more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit our Upcoming Events.