Las Vegas Convention Center Will Host AAU Events through 2020
6 May, 2015
Huge Economic Impact Expected to the Las Vegas Area
Jam On It, a member club of the AAU, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) have inked a deal to hold several AAU events at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2020.
Founded in 1991, Jam On It is an event organization, whose mission statement is to engage children in fun, competitive play and to have them compete in a well-organized athletic program. The AAU is one of the largest, multi-sport, amateur sport event organizations in the United States and began in 1888.
“We are very excited to partner with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority,” said Matt Williams, Jam On It Owner and AAU Second Vice-President. “The Las Vegas Convention Center is a world-class facility that continues the AAU’s tradition of offering parents, spectators, teams and athletes the very best competition environment possible.”
The partnership extends the ‘All Under One Roof’ concept of all games being played at one location. This is an event model Jam On It has perfected in recent years. The organization runs two of the largest basketball tournaments: the world’s largest basketball tournament on Memorial Day weekend in Reno, NV with over 1,100 teams and a 700 team tournament in Las Vegas during the summer.
Jam On It will be bringing three new basketball events to the convention center including a high school-based event, a NCAA–certified event and an AAU grade-based championship as well.
In addition, Las Vegas already plays host to other AAU events such as the West Coast Basketball National Championship, AAU West Coast Volleyball Championships, AAU Gymnastics Age Group National Championship, AAU Taekwondo State Championship and AAU Baton Twirling State Championship to name a few.
Over 100,000 spectators attended AAU basketball and volleyball events alone in Nevada in the past few years.
For more info including event listings, schedules and contact info, visit www.jamonit.org
About AAU: Founded in 1888, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. The “Sports for All, Forever” philosophy is shared by over 670,000 participants and over 60,000 volunteers. The AAU annually licenses more than 32 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 30,000 age division events. AAU alumni include LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Diana Taurasi, Madison Bumgarner and Justin Verlander. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the development of amateur sports www.aausports.org