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5-3-17

YBOA to host first Lake City Hoops Classic Super Qualifier this weekend, May 5 - 7


Submitted by Paula Vann
Columbia County Tourist Development Council


Youth Basketball of America is hosting its first tournament in Lake City this weekend. The Lake City Hoops Classic is a Super Qualifier basketball tournament for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys. Eighteen teams are registered to participate, and each will be traveling from various towns from across Florida.


“We are excited about our first event in Lake City,” Rob Hicks, Florida YBOA State Director said. “The Columbia County School System and County Staff have been delightful to work with, and we are excited about future opportunities in Lake City.”


Per the YBOA website, Youth Basketball of America is an international governing body which promotes youth basketball worldwide. YBOA is a non-profit organization located in Orlando, Florida, which offers league development, tournaments, uniforms, educational clinics, scholarship programs, support materials, merchandise, and insurance programs.


Member organizations receive discounted services on a wide range of items needed to advance their group's goals. YBOA also hosts three major events in July including an International Basketball Camp, Boys, and Girls National Championship Tournament. The tournament begins Friday evening at Richardson Middle School and runs through Sunday. For more information regarding Florida YBOA visit their website at: http://floridayboa.com/.