Palm Beach County Sports Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2015
Contact: Kayla French (561) 233-3122
USSSA Boys State Basketball Championships are a
Score for Palm Beach County
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is partnering with the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA) to bring the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Boys Basketball State Championships to Palm Beach County on June 12-14, 2015. The USSSA Boys Basketball State Championships are one of the largest youth basketball tournaments in the state of Florida. Over 100 teams and more than 1,000 athletes are expected to compete in a variety of age divisions that range from 3rd grade to 8th grade.
Over 15 different venues, primarily located in North County, will be used to accommodate this colossal statewide tournament. Teams qualified from all parts of Florida to vie for a state championship. USSSA Florida conducts 120 qualifying tournaments from March to May with the season culminating at the state finals.
This event will represent Palm Beach County’s debut as a host to the USSSA Boys State Championships. Palm Beach County has been a long time host to the Jupiter Jam, which is produced by the JTAA and sanctioned by USSSA that takes place during the spring. In 2015, this event featured over 100 boys and girls teams in a variety of age groups. The Jupiter Jam is widely regarded as one of the most respected and well produced youth basketball tournaments, which takes place in Florida. The reputation of the JTAA and its Jupiter Jam combined with the large number of USSSA teams that are registered in South Florida bodes well for Palm Beach County’s ability to attract a hefty number of traveling teams.
This tournament will create a significant impact for the local economy. The athletes and their families will dine in local restaurants, shop at local retail outlets, visit local attractions, and stay in Palm Beach County hotels.