March Magic Hoopfest

Spring is here and so is March Magic Hoopfest! Get your game on this weekend, March 26-28!

The wait is over my friends! The March Magic Hoopfest is coming back to the Jenison Field House for hands-on hoops fun for attendees of all ages from March 26-28, 2015.

Held in conjunction with the MHSAA Boys State Basketball tournaments at the Breslin Center, March Magic Hoopfest is a fun public event across the street at Jenison Field House. The event is free to 2015 MHSAA tournament ticket holders, and for all others admission is just two dollars per person.

The March Magic Hoopfest sets off a great weekend of MHSAA tournament games and helps create a multi-day event which will involve the Lansing area and thousands of visitors from across the state, said Mike Price, Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. If youre coming to the championships, Hoopfest is a destination to visit before and after the games; and if youre not coming to the games, Hoopfest is a fun, wholesome, inexpensive, family activity.

Attendees can participate in numerous basketball activities and skill-stations. See the following page for a complete list of activities. Also returning this year is a free basketball clinic that will take place Saturday morning for junior high/middle school students, conducted by the legendary basketball coaches from around the state of Michigan. Applications are available at www.marchmagichoopfest.com.

The March Magic Hoopfest is a result of a partnership between the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau; and the Michigan High School Athletic Association, with vital support coming from Michigan State University.

For those seeking more information about the March Magic Hoopfest please call 517-377-1411 or visit www.marchmagichoopfest.com

March Magic Hoopfest At A Glance

Location: Jenison Field House, Campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan See www.marchmagichoopfest.com for parking information and directions.

Dates & Times: Thursday, March 26 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 27 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Learning From the Legends Clinic 8:30 -10 a.m. Advance registration required.

Admission: $2 per person or Free with 2015 MHSAA game ticket

Activities:

The Dean Trailways 3-Point Challenge Just like the NBA! This three point challenge tests contestants' long range shooting skills from behind the arc. See if you can sink 12 shots in 30 seconds. Top point totals will be posted each day! NCG Cinema Half-Court Shot Can you sink a long-distance game-winning buzzer beater? Heres your chance! Two Men & A Truck Around-the-World This is a playground classic! Just like around the world but set to a timer. Who can get around the fastest? First one back home is the winner. Skills Challenge Can you dribble and dish the rock like Earvin Magic Johnson? Show your best ball handling skills and bring the magic back to Jenison! Buffalo Wild Wings Slam Dunk Everyone loves to see a great dunk. Heres your chance to fly. Three dunks per turn. Sparrow Kids Zone Games Heres a place for our future stars to play. Stay as long as you want! The only requirement is to have fun!

Need more info? Visit www.marchmagichoopfest.com.