March 1, 2013

Dalton plays host to Youth Basketball of America tourney again

From Staff Reports
sports@daltoncitizen.com

— Youth Basketball of America is bringing its Georgia Super Regional Championship back to Dalton.

For the third year in a row, YBOA has chosen Dalton to host the tournaments, which start today and finish Sunday. Comp-etition will be held at several locations throughout the city.

More than 650 youth basketball players, ranging from second-graders to high school seniors, will compete for titles. The tournaments are expected to bring 100 coaches and almost 1,000 family members and guests from four states, and as a result the event is expected to generate more than $200,000 in economic impact for the Dalton area.

“We are thrilled to bring the YBOA Super Regional Champ-ionship back to Dalton,” said Jack Love, YBOA’s national director of basketball operations. “The hospitality, local partnerships and tremendous community support make Dalton an ideal destination for this event.”

YBOA, based in Orlando, Fla., is an international governing body that promotes youth basketball worldwide. It offers league development, tournaments, uniforms, educational clinics, scholarship programs, support materials, merchandise and insurance programs. To learn more, visit yboa.org.