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)



PHOTOS: East Hamilton Notches Dramatic Win Over Walker Valley

Covenant Drops Pair To No. 9 Emory

Playing against one of the top Division III teams in the country, the Covenant softball team was unable to get anything going against two top pitchers and succumbed to No. 9 Emory 14-0 and 9-1 in a doubleheader Tuesday. The games drop Covenant to 9-13 on the year and continues a losing streak that now stands at six games in a row. Emory is now 24-2 for the season and have won ... (click for more)

Tennessee Broadband Expansion Bill Sought By EPB Put On Hold For Now

Advocates for broadband expansion in Tennessee, including Chattanooga's EPB, announced Tuesday that efforts to extend community-based fiber optic networks are being placed on hold for now "because there is not enough support among state lawmakers to change a state regulation that prevents the expansion of municipal fiber optic systems." EPB earlier won a ruling from the Federal ... (click for more)

Haslam Adds K-12 Funds In Budget Amendment

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Tuesday unveiled additions to the FY 2015-2016 budget that will be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks, including added funding for K-12. The governor last week met with school superintendents from the largest systems in the state over the issue of state funding for K-12. The next day, the Hamilton County Schools joined ... (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Look At My April Garden

On this April Fool’s Day, as I take my monthly stroll through my virtual garden, there are gorgeous flowers and there are weeds, which appear to be trying harder than the flowers. So let’s see what we find before searching for “The Prize Egg” on Sunday. A FLOWER to the New York cab driver who told a young writer, “Always remember that everyone you meet knows something that you ... (click for more)