AAU Girls Basketball National Championships To Leave $1.9 Million Economic Impact

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Chattanooga will host 108 teams for the 2014 AAU Girls Basketball 7th Grade Division I, II and III National Championships from July 10-15. The championships will bring more than 5,000 people and leave an estimated economic impact of $1,875,000. 

“We are extremely excited to be hosting one of the AAU’s largest championships for the sixth time," said Tim Morgan, president of the Chattanooga Sports Committee.  "The attendees always generate such a great buzz around the city and it’s a lot of fun to have them here.  We look forward to hosting the teams, some from as far away as Oregon, and showing them some great Southern hospitality.”

Opening ceremonies will be Thursday, July 10, around 6 p.m. at McKenzie Arena. 

CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES
Download a PDF map with the locations – www.aau7girlsbb14.com/resources/Map4.pdf
UTC McKenzie Arena, 720 East 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
UTC Maclellan Gym, 720 East 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
UTC ARC, 720 East 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Girls Preparatory School, 205 Island Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37505
East Hamilton High School, 2015 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, Chattanooga, TN 36363
East Ridge High School, 4400 Bennett Road, Chattanooga TN 37412
21st Century Academy, 104 North Tuxedo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37411
 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
July 10: Registration (10 a.m.), Team Practices and Opening Ceremonies (6 p.m.) – all at McKenzie Arena
July 11–14: Competition (Pool Play, Elimination Tournament)
July 15: Championships Division I, II, III and Closing ceremonies
Division I Registration and practice times: www.aau7girlsbb14.com/downloads/files/Division%20I.pdf
Division II Registration and practice times: www.aau7girlsbb14.com/downloads/files/Division%20II.pdf
Division III Registration and practice times: www.aau7girlsbb14.com/downloads/files/Division%20III.pdf
 
TICKETS
Tournament pass (only available on Thursday, July 10): Adult/$40, Youth/$25
Daily passes (available July 11): Adult/$12, Youth/$8
Official Tournament Program: $8
Special: Buy the program with a tournament pass and save $3 (costs would then be $45 and $30)



Patriots Take Third Straight District Title

Less than two minutes into the District 5-A boys’ basketball final, pressure from Arts & Sciences forced Silverdale Baptist into a timeout. That proved to be an indication of how things would go the rest of the way for the Seahawks. After Silverdale briefly got within a point of the lead midway through the opening  period Wednesday night, the host ... (click for more)

Lady Scots Softball Falls To No. 5 Berry

The Covenant softball team gave No. 5-ranked and unbeaten Berry all it could handle in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader, but the Lady Scots ultimately dropped both games of the twin-bill. Berry took game one 5-4 before winning 8-0 in the finale at Warner Park in Chattanooga. Covenant drops to 4-4 on the year. Berry, which moved up to No. 5 in the latest NFCA Top 25, ... (click for more)

Commissioner Boyd Asks County Auditor To Get Detailed Data On Visitors Bureau Spending; Graham Says CVB Should Be Left Alone

County Commission Finance Committee Chairman Tim Boyd said he is asking County Auditor Jenneth Randall to supply him with details about spending at the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau, including actual credit card and travel expense statements. He said he also wanted copies of contracts for office renovations made to the SunTrust Building 18th floor where the CVB has offices and all ... (click for more)

Developer Agrees To Set Aside 5 "Affordable" Units At Bread Factory Lofts After City Board Is Vote Short Of Approving Refinancing

A South Carolina developer who is purchasing the Bread Factory Lofts on the Southside agreed to set aside five units for "affordable housing" in order to get the approval of a city board for the financing of the purchase. Only four members of the Health, Education and Housing Facility Board were present, and Lloyd Longnion said he would not give approval unless the developer ... (click for more)

Getting The Message

Our school age youth have inspired me with their responses during “Q and A” sessions after my readings as a volunteer during African American History Celebrations and Read across America Celebration, too.  Before this school year, I read to classes at Orchard Knob Elementary School and at Rivermont Elementary School, here in Hamilton County.   Their answers to factual ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)