Holy Cross To Play In 2017 Basketball Hall Of Fame Belfast Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s basketball team will embark on an international journey next season! The Crusaders are scheduled to take part in the first-ever Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, which will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from Dec. 1-2, 2017. Holy Cross is one of four teams which will play in the event, along with La Salle, Manhattan and Towson.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the field of teams for the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, which will be held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Changes Life, Rory McIlroy’s Foundation and the SSE Arena, Belfast. On the opening day, Holy Cross will face Manhattan and La Salle will take on Towson. The second day of competition will include the championship and consolation games.
Tickets for the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic can be requested now! By submitting your request, you will guarantee seats in the Holy Cross section at SSE Arena and be the first to receive updated ticket information. No payment or commitment to purchase is required at this time. To request tickets, click here.
“The Hall of Fame Belfast Classic will feature a strong field and the games will provide our program with a tremendous challenge next season,” said Holy Cross head coach Bill Carmody. “We are excited to participate in this event, and to provide our student-athletes with the educational experience of traveling abroad.”
The Basketball Hall of Fame has partnered with Sport Changes Life, a registered U.K. charity and U.S. nonprofit organization that works in disadvantaged communities to help young people find a path to a brighter future with the help of international student-athletes. The Basketball Hall of Fame, in combination with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, aims to support this cause by extending its reach across the Atlantic. The Rory Foundation will also join the cause.
In addition to the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a series of ongoing community relations events and initiatives will be held in the Belfast vicinity. Formal announcements surrounding specific events will be released at a later date.
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