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basketballMAUI to present first annual NCAA Maui Jim Maui Classic hosted by Oregon State

By Staff | Nov 10, 2016

KAHULUI – basketballMAUI will present the Maui Jim Maui Classic hosted by Oregon State on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at War Memorial Gymnasium.

This inaugural women’s NCAA Division I college basketball tournament will feature Oregon State, coming off their Final Four appearance and finishing second in the nation.

Joining Oregon State will be Brigham Young University (BYU), University of Idaho, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The two-day tournament will feature two games per day; food trucks; live entertainment by local and international recording artists, including “The Voice” Season 6 finalist Biff Gore and ukulele virtuoso Derick Sebastian; and much more.

Each day will conclude with a slam-dunk performance by 2011 Sprite L.A. Slam Dunk Champion Kenny Dobbs.

The public is invited to purchase $10 game day passes online as well as view an up-to-date event schedule at basketballmaui.com.

Maui Jim Maui Classic athletes will visit elementary schools across the island to emphasize the important role academics play in athletics. The athletes will be paired with elementary school students and spend one-on-one time reading to them.

basketbalIMAUI’s mission is to provide youth the opportunity to prepare for success both on and off the court.

The organization offers aspiring athletes an opportunity to experience high-level collegiate games and witness the benefits of hard work and dedication.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit local Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) from participating Maui elementary schools, basketbalIMAUI sports programs and other local nonprofit organizations.

For a full list of ticket purchasing locations, follow @basketbalIMAUI on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Follow the event hashtag #BBMClassic leading up to the event and enter for a chance to win cool prizes and free tournament tickets.

Contact Steve Stillman at Steve@basketball-maui.com for more information on how you and your company can support basketbalIMAUI’s cause and become an event sponsor.