Headliners include Grant Hill, Jay Wright, Tim Hardaway, Bob Huggins and George Karl
Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the return of “Hoophall Hangouts” which will replace “60 Days of Summer”, the museum’s annual summer program featuring family-oriented fun. Starting on July 1 and running through August 31, the Hall of Fame will host various appearances from basketball players, personalities and Hall of Famers.
"The Hall is excited to bring summer programming back to Springfield starting in July,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Paired with our newly renovated museum, Hoophall Hangouts will elevate the experience for our museum guests and will hopefully leave everyone with fantastic memories of their visit."
On August 12th, Bob Hurley Sr. (Hall of Fame Class of 2010) will accompany his son, Dan Hurley head coach for UConn’s men’s basketball team for a special Father/Son appearance. Throughout the summer, museum goers will also have the opportunity to hear from Class of 2022 Inductees Tim Hardaway, Bob Huggins and George Karl, as well as Hall of Famers Grant Hill from the Class of 2018 and Jay Wright from the Class of 2021. Head coach Frank Martin from UMass will also be making an appearance.
“Hoophall Hangouts” appearances are free of charge to museum guests, however some appearances will have select VIP opportunities. “Hoophall Hangouts” will be scheduled throughout the summer and will occur at 1:00 PM ET. To stay up to date with the schedule of events and costs, please visit www.hoophall.com/hoophallhangouts or follow @hoophall on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.