This summer the AAU is bringing young basketball talent to the Eastern Shore. Their National Basketball Championships for eight year olds and under will take place in Wicomico County. Organizers of the event are in the process of signing facility agreements. The tournament will be held July 5- 10, 2016.
“This tournament represents the first time ever that the AAU Maryland District is hosting a national tournament. We have considered many areas around the state to host the tournament and we are delighted to bring it to the Eastern Shore community of Salisbury and Wicomico County. A successful tournament will provide the opportunity for a continued affiliation with Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, and Tourism,” said Benjamin DuBose, Governor of the Maryland District and Sports Director for Boys Basketball.
Wicomico County is proud to host this event. “We are thrilled that the AAU has chosen to hold their 8U Boys Basketball National Championships here in Wicomico County”, said Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver. “We continue to grow our reputation in hosting top notch basketball events and national caliber championship events in many sports. We hope this is a building block for future championships, not just in basketball, but any of the 33 sports that the AAU has to offer.”
(Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, and Tourism contributed to this post)