Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) announced the inaugural Jumpman Invitational presented by Novant Health will take place December 20-21, 2022. The event will feature both the men’s and women’s teams from the original four schools to sign partnership deals with Jordan Brand in both basketball and football: Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
“With the exciting Jordan Brand partnership and four nationally prominent athletic programs, we believe the Jumpman Invitational presented by Novant Health will be the premier college basketball event of the regular season,” said Danny Morrison, CSF’s executive director. “We cannot wait to showcase Charlotte’s love of college basketball to the nation, and it’s going to be two amazing days of games for fans to experience.”
The competition will take place over two days, with one men’s team matchup and one women’s team matchup each night.
7:00 PM ET – Michigan vs #12 North Carolina (women)
9:30 PM ET – Florida vs Oklahoma (men)
7:00 PM ET – #22 Michigan vs #1 North Carolina (men)
9:30 PM ET – Florida vs #15 Oklahoma (women)
In addition to the four games, the event will feature programs and workshops by the Jordan Wings Initiative and highlight community health initiatives in partnership with Novant Health, making this a truly holistic community event.
“Novant Health is excited to see some of our leading young athletes take the court in Charlotte for matchups that are guaranteed to be engaging for fans and players,” said Jesse Cureton, Executive Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer at Novant Health. “We’re proud to be part of this inaugural event that embodies the spirit of healthy competition while elevating health awareness, bringing the community together and generating a significant economic impact for our region. We thank the Charlotte Sports Foundation, Jordan Brand and Spectrum Center for their efforts and partnership to bring the Jumpman Invitational to life.”
Hornets Sports & Entertainment Preparing to Welcome 20 Millionth Guest to Spectrum Center on Saturdayb>March 17, 2022 – Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced today that Spectrum Center will welcome its 20 millionth guest during Saturday’s Hornets game against the Dallas Mavericks. Since opening its doors on October 21, 2005, for a sold-out concert by the Rolling Stones, Spectrum Center has hosted more than 1,900 events, including more than 650 NBA games, more than 130 NCAA basketball games, and more than 160 different performers. “We are proud to celebrate this milestone for Spectrum Center, the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas,” said HSE President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “From the very beginning, we have sought to bring world-class events to the area, and we will continue to do so for many years to come.” One lucky fan entering Saturday’s games will be selected to represent the 20 millionth guest and receive a gift package that includes upgraded tickets to the game, tickets to several future events at Spectrum Center and more. “We view Spectrum Center as a gathering place for our community, with something for people of all backgrounds, interests and ages,” said HSE Executive Vice President & Spectrum Center General Manager Donna Julian. “Our event lineup continues to become more diverse, and we are glad to provide a wide range of entertainment options for those that live, work and play in the Charlotte region.” The 20 million guests are based on all events, including sporting events, concerts and family shows, held at Spectrum Center. Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the venue is the home of the Charlotte Hornets and has hosted major events such as the 2012 Democratic National Convention; the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend; the 2008 and 2019 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournaments; the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament regional semifinals and final; the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first and second rounds in 2011, 2015 and 2018; and the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments for 15 consecutive years from 2006-2020. Top performers visiting the arena include Beyoncé, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Prince, Taylor Swift and U2. Comedian Jeff Dunham and New Kids on the Block have played the most shows at Spectrum Center, with five appearances each, while U2 had the concert with the largest attendance with more than 19,000 fans on December 12, 2005.
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