SMG Presents High School BBall Showcase
Special Events and the Center are proud to present the 2014 High School Hoops Showcase Jan. 18, 2014 at the Center. The first year event features 16 of the best high school teams from the Tulsa Metro area playing in a total of eight games, four boys and four girls games, all in one day in downtown Tulsa.
During the past five years, the Center has hosted some of the top names in professional and collegiate basketball. The inaugural High School Hoops Showcase continues this tradition of basketball excellence by allowing local student-athletes the opportunity to display their competitive talents in a world-class sports venue that features state-of-the-art video boards, seating, locker room facilities and more.
“We recognize the importance of the Center to the community and strive to create events that make the facility accessible to all,” says General Manager John Bolton. “The High School Hoops Showcase will be an exciting opportunity for the players, their families and community supporters to enjoy the Center while cheering on these student-athletes in a professional sports atmosphere.”
Gil Cloud, director of secondary schools athletics and activities, adds: “We are pleased to partner with the Center and in the promotion of high school basketball with this outstanding event. On behalf of Athletics and all of the participating schools we are honored to be invited to participate in the first ever high school basketball games to be played at the Center.”
General Admission tickets to the showcase are $10, which includes admission to all eight games, and go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at www.bokcenter.com, the Arby’s Box Office, all ticket outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Participating schools also have the opportunity to sell tickets, with a portion of the sales going to the school’s athletic department. For additional information, visit bokcenter.com.
The final two games of the showcase will be televised live on Cox Channel HD 703 and Channel 3 in Tulsa as the “Ford Game of the Week.”
The Special Events department was created shortly after the opening of the Center with the goal of producing events and festivals that appeal to multiple demographics, provide high-quality yet affordable entertainment while enhancing the community spirit and revitalization taking place in downtown Tulsa. Special Events produces numerous events throughout the year including: Arvest Winterfest, Rock ‘n Rib Festival, Dodgebrawl, OK! Play and the Literature Live Theatre Series. Special Events welcomes more than 200,000 visitors to downtown Tulsa annually.
Showcase Schedule – All Games Played Jan. 18
9 a.m.Edison Girls (Home) vs. Memorial Girls
10:30 a.m.Coweta Boys (Home) vs. Pryor Boys
12 p.m.Tahlequah-Sequoya Girls (Home) vs. Jay Girls
1:30 p.m. Union Boys (Home) vs. Broken Arrow Boys
3 p.m.Broken Arrow Girls (Home) vs. Union Girls
4:30 p.m.Booker T. Washington Boys (Home) vs. Edison Boys
6 p.m.Booker T. Washington Girls (Home) vs. East Central Girls (televised “Ford Game of the Week”)
7:30 p.m.Victory Christian Boys (Home) vs. Memorial Boys (televised “Ford Game of the Week”)