Friday, July 19, 2019

Events Scheduled in Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and Connecticut


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 18, 2019) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the extension of its partnership with Air Force Reserve as the title partner for a number Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate events during the upcoming season.

“We are proud to celebrate the game of basketball at every level, while providing memorable experiences in premium facilities for players and fans alike,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are very appreciative to have the continued support of the Air Force Reserve and all our marketing partners who make it possible for us to operate first-class events for dozens of collegiate programs each season.”

Men’s and women’s events receiving support from the Air Force Reserve include the long-running Tip-Off Tournament (November 23-24) and Women’s Showcase (December 22) at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix (December 8), the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (December 17), and the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (December 21), The Air Force Reserve will also sponsor the highly anticipated rivalry game between the women of UConn and Tennessee at the XL Center in Connecticut (January 23), with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

“The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s collegiate events annually feature top teams from around the country and attract an audience aligned with the target demographic of the Air Force Reserve,” said Master Sgt. Jacinto Nunez, NCOIC of Advertising and Marketing-Air Force Reserve Recruiting Service. “These games allow for an onsite presence to tell people directly about the Air Force Reserve, in addition to television viewership and a large national presence. This gives us an opportunity to create national awareness of the opportunities that are available in the Air Force Reserve.”

Tickets for all Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate events are on sale now. A full schedule of events, game match-ups and ticket information can be found online at


About the Air Force Reserve

The Air Force Reserve is a proud Joint Force Partner in America's defense. A variety of part-time jobs are available with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, tuition assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time jobs in the Air Force Reserve, which can lead to a supplementary financial retirement.  This flexibility allows Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers or education while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Visit for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve.


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, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.