Air Force Reserve Announced as Partner of Basketball Hall of Fame National Collegiate Events in 2018-19 Season

Events Scheduled in Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, Atlantic City and Connecticut



SPRINGFIELD, MA – Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the Air Force Reserve as the title partner for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate events. The support of national sponsors such as the Air Force Reserve will allow the Basketball Hall of Fame to operate first-class events for over 40 collegiate programs this season in five markets.

“We are very appreciative to have the support of the Air Force Reserve and our additional marketing partners who make our world-class collegiate events possible,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “From coast to coast, we are proud to celebrate the game of basketball at every level while providing memorable experiences in elite facilities for players and fans.”

The Hall’s growing portfolio of collegiate events includes well established events such as the Tip-Off Tournament (November 16, 17 and 18), Women’s Showcase (November 17) and Holiday Showcase (December 16) at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Marquee events now in their fourth and third year respectively include the Hoophall Miami Invitational at AmericanAirlines Arena (December 1) and the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic returning to STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (December 7). Inaugural events in this year’s line-up include the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix (December 9) and the Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic in Atlantic City (December 15).

"The Air Force Reserve is excited to be partnering with Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate events." CMSgt Michael Johnson, AFRCRS said.  "We are also excited to share with the college students and fans the great story of the Air Force Reserve and how we can partner with students to help with college tuition assistance and even student loan payback.  We are looking forward to a terrific series of events."

Tickets for all Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate events are on sale now. A full schedule of events, game match-ups and ticket information can be found online at


About the Air Force Reserve

There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Reserve Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers or continue their educations while serving close to home. College Tuition Assistance and Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve.


About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.