Saturday, June 21, 2014
WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL COMES TO CHICAGO
World Basketball Festival will be coming to our hometown of Chicago this Summer so for all of you Basketball fans out there, this is an epic event you don’t want to miss. On Thursday, August 14, Nike Inc. and USA Basketball, will host an opening ceremony at the 63rd Street Beach House that will officially launch the World Basketball Festival in Chicago. To cap off the festival in Chicago, on Saturday, August 16, the 2014 USA National Team will face the 2014 Brazil Men’s National Team in an exhibition game at the United Center at 8:00 p.m. CDT. Tickets start at $25. This August, NIKE, Jordan Brand and USA Basketball will host the third-annual World Basketball Festival on the lakefront parks of Chicago. Originally created in 2010 as a celebration of the performance and culture of the game that is loved and respected around the world, World Basketball Festival 2014 will take Chicago’s pride and passion of basketball and bring it to life over the course of several days. The World Basketball Festival 2014 will feature members of the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team in Chicago, IL from August 13-17, as they train for the 2014 FIBA World Cup and participate in youth skills clinics and community events including basketball court refurbishments and school symposiums on behalf of NIKE, Jordan Brand and USA Basketball.