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March Magic Hoopfest Brings Interactive Fan Experience Back to Jenison Field House, March 20-22

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Mike Price                                            
Executive Director
Greater Lansing Sports Authority   

March Magic Hoopfest Brings Interactive Fan Experience Back to Jenison Field House, March 20-22

EAST LANSING, Mich. – As just one more exciting sign of spring, the March Magic Hoopfest is set to return to the Jenison Field House offering hands-on hoops fun for attendees of all ages from March 20-22, 2014.

Held in conjunction with the MHSAA Boys State Basketball tournaments at the Breslin Center, March Magic Hoopfest is a fun public event across the street at Jenison Field House. The event is free to 2014 MHSAA tournament ticket holders, and for all others admission is just two dollars per person.

“The March Magic Hoopfest sets off a great weekend of MHSAA tournament games and helps create a multi-day event which will involve the Lansing area and thousands of visitors coming to town,” said Mike Price of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. “If you’re coming to the championships, Hoopfest is a destination to visit before and after the games; and if you’re not coming to the games, Hoopfest is a fun, wholesome, inexpensive, family activity.”

Attendees can participate in numerous basketball activities and skill-stations. See below for a complete list of activities. Also on tap is a basketball clinic that will take place Saturday morning for junior high/middle school students, conducted by the legendary basketball coaches from around the state of Michigan. Applications are available at

The March Magic Hoopfest is a result of a partnership between the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau; and the Michigan High School Athletic Association, with vital support coming from Michigan State University.

For those seeking more information about the March Magic Hoopfest please call 517-377-1411 or visit

March Magic Hoopfest At A Glance

Jenison Field House, Campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
See for parking information and directions.

Dates & Times:  
Thursday, March 20 - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 21 – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Learning From the Legends Clinic 8:30 -10 a.m. Advance registration required.

$2 per person or Free with MHSAA game ticket

Learning From the Legends Youth Clinic

A free basketball clinic for boys and girls grades 4th through 8th will be held Saturday, March 22 from
8:30 – 10 a.m. Many great basketball coaches from around the state of Michigan will be the clinicians. All facets of basketball offensive and defensive skills will be taught at the clinic. Participation is limited to the first 160 children to register. Applications are available at

The Dean Trailways 3-Point Challenge
Just like the NBA! This three point challenge tests contestants' long range shooting skills from behind the arc. See if you can sink 12 shots in 30 seconds. Top point totals will be posted each day!

Rainbow Shot
Can you sink a long-distance game-winning buzzer beater? Here’s your chance!

Around the World
This is a playground classic! Just like around the world but set to a timer. Who can get around the fastest? First one back home is the winner.

Skills Challenge
Can you dribble and dish the rock like Earvin Magic Johnson? Show your best ball handling skills and bring the magic back to Jenison!

Slam Dunk
Everyone loves to see a great dunk. Here’s your chance to fly. Three dunks per turn.

Kids Zone Games
Here’s a place for our future stars to play. Stay as long as you want! The only requirement is to have fun!

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