DETROIT - Olympia Entertainment and the Horizon League today announced details surrounding the first Horizon League Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 8-14, set to take place on Sunday, March 5, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., in conjunction with the Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championships from March 3-7 at Joe Louis Arena.
For the low cost of $25, participants will enjoy the unique experience of playing basketball on the court at historic Joe Louis Arena, while taking part in various basketball drills and exercises led by former Oakland University standouts, Jonathon Jones (2006-10) and Brandon Cassise (2004-08). Each participant will also receive two tickets to watch all four games of the "Motor City Madness" tournament on Sunday, March 5, in addition to two food vouchers for a slice of pizza or hot dog and a Horizon League T-shirt. Additional tickets and food vouchers are available for purchase.
"We look forward to hosting the Youth Basketball Camp at 'Motor City Madness' to give young basketball players an opportunity to learn from exceptional student-athletes in a once-in-a-lifetime setting on the court at The Joe," said Horizon League Commissioner Jonathan LeCrone. "We want to encourage youth players to become the next generation of basketball stars by staying active, eating healthy and always displaying teamwork and sportsmanship."
Along with expanding their skill set on the court, participants will learn the importance of nutrition. Lisa McDowell, dietitian for the Detroit Red Wings and Team USA athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, will lead an interactive discussion with participants about staying healthy and the importance of a balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables to keep them at the top of their game.
Mascots from participating universities will also be on hand to take part in the clinic and to provide a fun and educational morning for participants of all skill levels.
For more information about the Horizon League Basketball Camp and to buy tickets, please visit: OlympiaEntertainment.com/bballcamp or call 313-471-7049.
About the Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championships:
The second annual Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championships will have 20 teams playing in 18 games over a five-day span in Detroit. The tournament takes place March 3-7 with men's and women's games being played each day. All 18 games will appear on the ESPN family of networks, highlighted by the 2017 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship game on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Tickets are now on sale at MotorCityMadness.HorizonLeague.com, the Joe Louis Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.
Additional information on the Horizon League teams, fan activities and the city of Detroit, can be found by visiting MotorCityMadness.HorizonLeague.com.
About the Horizon League:
The Horizon League is an NCAA Division I athletics conference comprised of 10 member institutions located throughout the Midwest's major metropolitan cities. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the league and its members strive to be highly competitive athletically while committing to the total development of its student-athletes and creating a lasting impact on campus and in the community.
To learn more about the Horizon League, visit HorizonLeague.com and follow @HorizonLeague on Twitter and Instagram and at Facebook.com/horizonleague.