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Nov 20, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS SHOWCASE COMING TO BOK CENTER

WHAT:            High School Hoops Showcase

WHERE:           BOK Center

WHEN:            Saturday, January 18, 2014

ON SALE:        Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10am

TICKETS:         $10 General Admission Seating (additional fees may apply) 

TICKET INFO:   Available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office at the BOK Center, all ticket outlets, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available through the schools playing in the showcase.     

 

(Tulsa, Okla.) November 20, 2013 – SMG Special Events and the BOK Center are proud to present the 2014 High School Hoops Showcase January 18, 2014 at the BOK Center. The first year event features 16 of the best high school teams from the Tulsa Metro area playing in a total of eight games, four boys and four girls games, all in one day in downtown Tulsa.

During the past five years, the BOK Center has hosted some of the top names in professional and collegiate basketball. The inaugural High School Hoops Showcase continues this tradition of basketball excellence by allowing local student-athletes the opportunity to display their competitive talents in a world-class sports venue that features state-of-the-art video boards, seating, locker room facilities and more.

“We recognize the importance of the BOK Center to the community and strive to create events that make the facility accessible to all,” said SMG General Manager John Bolton.  “The High School Hoops Showcase will be an exciting opportunity for the players, their families and community supporters to enjoy the BOK Center while cheering on these student-athletes in a professional sports atmosphere.”

Gil Cloud, Director of Secondary Schools Athletics and Activities, added: “We are pleased to partner with the BOK Center and SMG in the promotion of high school basketball with this outstanding event. On behalf of TPS Athletics and all of the participating schools we are honored to be invited to participate in the first ever high school basketball games to be played at the BOK Center.”

General Admission tickets to the showcase are $10, which includes admission to all eight games, and go on sale Friday, November 22 at www.bokcenter.com , the Arby’s Box Office, all ticket outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Participating schools also have the opportunity to sell tickets, with a portion of the sales going to the school’s athletic department. For additional information, visit bokcenter.com.

 

Showcase Schedule – All Games Played January 18

9:00am                 Edison Girls (Home) vs. Memorial Girls

10:30am               Coweta Boys (Home) vs. Pryor Boys

12:00pm               Tahlequah-Sequoya Girls (Home) vs. Jay Girls

1:30pm                 Union Boys (Home) vs. Broken Arrow Boys

3:00pm                 Broken Arrow Girls (Home) vs. Union Girls

4:30pm                 Booker T. Washington Boys (Home) vs. Edison Boys

6:00pm                 Booker T. Washington Girls (Home) vs. East Central Girls (televised “Ford Game of the Week”)

7:30pm                 Victory Christian Boys (Home) vs. Memorial Boys (televised “Ford Game of the Week”)

 

The final two games of the showcase will be televised live on Cox Channel HD 703 and Channel 3 in Tulsa as the “Ford Game of the Week.”

The SMG Special Events department was created shortly after the opening of the BOK Center with the goal of producing events and festivals that appeal to multiple demographics, provide high-quality yet affordable entertainment while enhancing the community spirit and revitalization taking place in downtown Tulsa. SMG Special Events produces numerous events throughout the year including: Arvest Winterfest, Rock ‘n Rib Festival, Dodgebrawl, OK! Play and the Literature Live Theatre Series. SMG Special Events welcomes more than 200,000 visitors to downtown Tulsa annually.

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About the BOK Center: The BOK Center is Tulsa’s state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue that opened in fall 2008. The 19,199-seat arena is home to the WNBA Tulsa Shock and the CHL Tulsa Oilers. The BOK Center was designed to host major concerts, family shows, ice shows, and other world class entertainment. Owned by the City Of Tulsa, the BOK Center is part of Vision 2025, a project to grow economic and community infrastructure for future generations. In 2011, the BOK Center won the prestigious International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Excellence Award.
About SMG: Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com. 
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