Charlotte Sports Foundation and Jordan Brand to Host Jumpman Invitational Featuring Four of College Basketball's Top Men's and Women's Programs
夏洛特, 北卡罗来纳州(7月8日, 2021) – The Charlotte Sports Foundation today announced a three-year deal with Jordan Brand to host the Jumpman Invitational, 这是皇后城一场重大的大学篮球节日活动. 首届会议定于12月12日举行. 20-21, 2022, will feature both the men’s and women’s teams from the original four schools to sign partnership deals with Jordan Brand in both basketball and football: Florida, 密歇根, 北卡罗来纳州和俄克拉荷马州.
All games will be played in Charlotte’s Spectrum Center in partnership with Hornets Sports & 娱乐, which owns the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and operates the facility. The schedule will feature two games each night, with matchups and game times still to be determined. ESPN电视网将播出这四场比赛, with ESPN Events working in conjunction with CSF to maximize the event’s success in front of a global audience.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring what we believe will quickly become the marquee college basketball event of the holiday season to the Queen City,丹尼·莫里森说, 夏洛特体育基金会的执行董事. “These are four of the most storied and competitive programs in the game, 我们期待着会议间的演出.”
“I’ve got to thank Oklahoma Athletics Director Joe Castiglione for being the first to suggest getting the original four Jordan Brand schools together for an event,”莫里森补充说. “And our Board of Directors is especially pleased to highlight both men’s and women’s college basketball in this way while offering the same amazing experience for all the players, 教练和球迷.”
Jordan Brand plans to create unique experiences for fans as well as players and coaches in conjunction with the event. Details are being finalized and will be announced in the coming months.
Added Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles: “Charlotte has a rich history of hosting high-profile basketball 事件, 包括NBA全明星赛, NCAA男子篮球锦标赛比赛, ACC男子篮球锦标赛, the CIAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments and this year’s Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout. We look forward to welcoming basketball fans from across the country to enjoy our hospitality and culture, and we’re grateful to the Charlotte Sports Foundation and Jordan Brand for organizing this event that will bring so much recognition and positive economic impact to our city.”
“This a great opportunity to showcase our city’s passion for all things basketball and a wonderful venue in the Spectrum Center,弗雷德·惠特菲尔德说, 大黄蜂体育公司的总裁兼副主席 & 娱乐. “We look forward to partnering with the Charlotte Sports Foundation and Jordan Brand to create a memorable experience for basketball fans, as well as all the players and other representatives of the participating schools.”
"We are excited to be working with the Charlotte Sports Foundation and Jordan Brand in bringing this signature event to Charlotte,克林特·奥弗比说, ESPN赛事的副总裁. "The four participating schools represent some of the very best in intercollegiate athletics, and the event will be another great addition to the sports lineup in the community."
Morrison said the possibility exists to expand the event to include more Jordan-affiliated schools in 2023 or 2024, 或者将合伙关系延续到以后的年份.
“We’re hoping this will be the start of one of the most anticipated, coveted and competitive 事件 in all of college basketball each and every year,莫里森说:“. “Charlotte has all the resources to make this an overwhelming success including an incredibly passionate fan base, and we look forward to seeing this event grow in stature for years to come.”