Hampton, Va. (Vocus) July 2, 2009
This July 16-23, over 120 teams representing more than 20 states will compete in Hampton, Virginia at the Boo Williams Sportsplex during the 2009 AAU 12 and Under Boys Basketball National Championships. Showcasing some of the hottest young talent in the country, this tournament is a must for any hoops fan hoping to catch a glimpse of the next Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, or Dwight Howard.
This year, the championships are expected to draw participants from over 20 states, including California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Wisconsin, and West Virginia, among others.
**The first games begin on July 17. The final rounds (championships) will take place on Thursday, July 23 (9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. The tournament winner will be crowned at the Sportsplex as well**
The Opening Ceremonies, one of the most anticipated activities of the tournament, will take place at Hampton University Convocation Center (700 Emancipation Drive) at 6:00 p.m. on July 16.
Admission Charges for this year's 2009 AAU 12 and Under Boys National Championships are as follows:
Age: 5 & Under
Weekly Pass: Free
Daily Pass: Free
Weekly Pass: $30
Daily Pass: $8
Age: 15 & Over
Weekly Pass: $40
Daily Pass: $10
**Tickets may be purchased on-site at each game or at the opening ceremonies on July 16.
Boo Williams Sportsplex
5 Armistead Pointe Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666
For more information on the 2009 AAU 12 and Under Boys National Championships, interested parties are encouraged to call the Sportsplex at 757/637-7300.
Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the new 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, the Cousteau Society, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others. Hampton was twice-named All-America City, the nation's oldest and most prominent community recognition award.
Ryan LaFata, 757/728-5328
Boo Williams, 757/570-2385