HOLIDAY HOOPS RETURNS FOR 9TH BIG YEAR
High School Holiday Hoops will return to the North Central Missouri College campus for the 9th consecutive year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2013 edition of Holiday Hoops will feature 47 high schools and 87 teams from across Missouri and offer the public 10 days of exciting high school basketball – all on the local college campus. Dates for the event are December 20-21, December 23, December 26-28, December 30-31 and January 2-3, 2014.
Steve Maxey, Holiday Hoops coordinator, says the annual event is managed by a fourteen member steering committee and they are looking at additional involvement this year from corporate partners making each day a special day hosted by regional businesses. This will include the addition of prize drawings, special entertainment and added income to support the growing program - above and beyond some great basketball. Additionally, the committee continues to entertain first time schools that offer exciting play by their ball clubs and increase the marketability of NCMC to prospective students looking for a great place to start their post high school education. Maxey went on to say that contracts are already being extended for the 2014 shoot-out, the 10th anniversary of the event.
To continue to make “Holiday Hoops” a success, hundreds of volunteers will once again be needed and recruitment has begun for persons to assist with team hosting, managing the scorebook and game clock, gate volunteers and hospitality.
Now the largest high school holiday basketball event in the entire state, Holiday Hoops is sponsored by the NCMC Foundation, is sanctioned by the Missouri State High School Activities Association and relies on many individuals and businesses to finance this big event. Trenton High School serves as the liason between the college foundation and MSHSAA for sanctioning purposes.
You can visit the facebook page of Holiday Hoops at www.facebook.com/ncmcholidayhoops to keep up with the latest developments, the schedule, photos of Hoops activity and ways to get involved. Questions or persons wanting to volunteer may contact Holiday Hoops Coordinator Steve Maxey at 660-359-7244 or via the facebook page.