Major Celebrity event to be held at the Wigwam in Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, Ariz. – Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the details of its Second Annual Jerry Colangelo Golf Classic, presented by IOA and NIKE. The event will once again bring together some of the biggest names in the game of basketball at the Wigwam in Phoenix, Arizona from September 26-27, 2013. Additional All-Star sponsors include Alliance Beverages, Flying Colors Powered By Moss and the Wynn Hotel Las Vegas.
The Golf Classic will feature over 50 Basketball Hall of Famers and basketball legends with one represented with each foursome. On the eve of the tournament, guests will be treated to a special Welcome Reception and Pairings Dinner and a Silent Auction with premium basketball experiences.
Some of the guests will include Julius Erving, George Gervin, Bernard King, Nancy Lieberman, Dan Majerle, Moses Malone, Gary Payton, Oscar Robertson, Ralph Sampson, Lenny Wilkens and Dominique Wilkins.
“We are pleased to have the Jerry Colangelo Golf Classic at the Wigwam in Phoenix,” said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “We had such a great time in our inaugural year and hope to bring that same excitement once again.”
The tournament day will be highlighted by Championship Play on three incredible courses.
The site of the Golf Classic, The Wigwam, is a historic Arizona landmark in Glendale’s Litchfield Park that exemplifies resort life. With luxurious accommodations, exceptional cuisine, extensive spa and recreational facilities, plus three 18-hole championship golf courses, the Wigwam will serve as hosts for this unmatched experience of a lifetime.
For more information on participating or purchasing a golf foursome, please visit www.Hoophall.com or call (413) 781-6500. Each foursome will include a fifth golfer – a prominent Hall of Famer or basketball personality. Proceeds from the event will benefit to benefit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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WORLD CUP GAMES IN BARCELONA - SEPTEMBER 2014 – SPAIN
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HALL OF FAME NBA ALL-STAR EXPERIENCE - FEBRUARY 2014 - NEW ORLEANS
Be a VIP guest at basketball’s greatest showcase with tickets and accommodations for two as the best players in the league duel it out all on one floor during the All-Star Game, plus VIP tickets to two Jam Session, All-Star Saturday Night’s Three Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest and the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Live Press Conference Announcing the Class of 2014 Direct Elect members & Finalists
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TARBELL'S DINNER FOR TEN WITH CHARLES BARKLEY AND JERRY COLANGELO
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About Jerry Colangelo:
Jerry Colangelo is the Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board, as well as the Chairman of USA Basketball’s Board of Directors and architect of the 2008 USA “Redeem Team” Gold Medal winning effort. One of the most innovative and influential owners in NBA history, Jerry Colangelo has spent most of his life involved with the game of basketball. A graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned All-Conference honors as a player, Colangelo began his NBA career in 1966 with the Chicago Bulls' front office. In 1968, he became the youngest general manager in professional sports with the expansion Phoenix Suns. In only his second season with the new club, Colangelo turned the Suns into a legitimate playoff threat. In 1976, Colangelo received his first Sporting News NBA Executive of the Year award for taking the Suns to the NBA Finals. A respected member of the NBA Board of Governors, Colangelo played an integral role in the formation of the WNBA in 1997. He has also served on the NBA's the Long Range Planning Committee, the Expansion Committee and the Competition and Rules Committee. Continuing his transformation of downtown Phoenix, Mr. Colangelo was also instrumental in bringing major league baseball to Phoenix in 1998 and served as Chairman and CEO of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks. Mr. Colangelo was also critically involved in bringing NHL Hockey to Phoenix. Center Court at the Basketball Hall of Fame was dedicated as the Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate, men and women.
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