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November 1, 2012 New England Hoop News Staff
The Birth Place of Basketball is aiming for a world record that will land it in the Guinness Book of World Records. Be a part of history by participating in the Guinness Book of World Records Knock Out Challenge at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday, November 10. Local celebrities, mascots, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and members of the community have already signed up to participate in the Challenge.
How to Register: Register online at MAACachusetts.com or at participating outlets, including the Springfield YMCA, the Springfield Boys & Girls Club and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Everyone that registers prior to November 9 will receive a free Single Session ticket to the MAAC Basketball Championships March 7-11 at the MassMutual Center. Those who register the day of the event will receive a discount offer for the MAAC Division I Basketball Championships.
Event Details: This event will take place at Center Court in the Basketball Hall of Fame. You can also register day-of from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with the first shot starting being taken by Springfield’s Mayor Domenic J. Sarno at 11 a.m. The winner of Knock Out will walk away with a grand prize valued at $500.
While participants wait to take their shot, local restaurants will be on-site with a sampling of food along with coupons and discounts.
Who can participate? Anyone and everyone! As long as you can shoot a basketball you can participate in the Knock Out Challenge. No need to bring a basketball since they will be provided at the site.
“Being in the Birthplace of Basketball, it just made sense to go after a world record in Knock Out basketball,” said Global Spectrum’s Matt Hollander, General Manager of the MassMutual Center. “We are using this Knock Out event to kick off All Session tickets going on sale for the 2013 MAAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships,” being held at the MassMutual Center March 7-11, 2013.
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