Erie Spring Basketball Classic Adds Second Tourney | Sports Destination Management

Erie Spring Basketball Classic Adds Second Tourney

Jan 15, 2014
Erie Tip-off Classic in April joins annual Erie Spring Classic in May

The Erie Sports Commission (ESC) is pleased to announce that the Erie Spring Basketball Classic will host two spring 2014 tournaments in the Erie area.

The Erie Tip-off Classic, scheduled for April 11-13, will join the annual Erie Spring Classic, scheduled for May 16-18. Both tournaments will be held at multiple basketball venues throughout Erie and are projected to attract approximately 300 teams from cities such as Syracuse, Morgantown, Toronto, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, as well as many local teams. In total, more than 3,400 participants, boys and girls, ranging in age from third to 12th graders are expected to compete.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

“Thanks to the hard work of our staff as well as the involvement of the Erie Sports Commission we have experienced tremendous success with the Erie Spring Classic and we decided it was time to expand and add the Tip-off Classic Tournament,” said Tucker Neale, the Classic founder and organizer. “This was a natural progression for us. We’ve received great feedback from team leaders and players about their experience, both from a tournament and competition standpoint, as well as from the hospitality they receive while participating.”

“We are excited to be part of the growth of the Erie Spring Classic and are thrilled that they have added a second weekend tournament to their Erie events line-up,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “We have a great relationship with Tucker and his group and are confident that the Tip-off Classic will prove to be just as successful as the Spring Classic.”

For more information on participation and sponsorship opportunities in the Erie Tip-off Classic and the Erie Spring Classic please contact: Tucker Neale, 7515 Pearl Rd Suite 204, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130, (440) 826-3652, email or visit

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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