For now, the basketball expansion component is made possible with a 3 month temporary lease from McClellan Park to specifically accommodate a full schedule of elementary / middle / high school youth basketball tournaments facilitated by Matt Williams (Jam On It). Matt Williams is Governor of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Pacific District. The Jam On It organization hosts major basketball tournaments in convention centers throughout the United States. Jam On It Reno Memorial Day has become the "World's Largest AAU Basketball Tournament" where more than 1,000 teams played under 1 roof lase year. At McClellan Park, Jam On It has put down 13 basketball courts including 8 NBA regulation hard wood courts from the Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis University, Oklahoma City Thunder, University of Nevada, Georgia, Xavier University, NCAA regional tournaments floor and an international floor from Canada. The first event is scheduled for Saturday, March 1.
One of the most anticipated basketball events to be held at Jackson Sports Academy this April is the Nike Elite Youth Basketball Spring Tournament (http://www.nikeeyb.com/
Much more than an experiment, Jackson Sports Academy is using this 3 month window of opportunity to prove it can successfully host large scale basketball tournaments on a permanent basis before securing a longer term lease for the space. Time will certainly be the judge for the anticipated success of these events, but one thing is for sure... thousands of players, coaches, recruiters and fans will get a first ever look at Sacramento and its McClellan Park. Hotel room revenue and ancillary services alone will drive significant revenue for Sacramento County. The goal and most likely outcome will be to perpetuate these tournaments into a long term reality.
Article contributed by Brian Jacks
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