On January 20th and 21st, the ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest will be hosted at Berkeley Preparatory High School. The games will feature local teams Berkeley Prep, Oldsmar Christian, and Tampa Catholic on Friday, followed by Victory Rock, Tampa Prep, Windermere Prep, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Catholic on Saturdays. Each team will play another team from somewhere else in the country.
Friday January 20th at Berkeley Prep
- 5:00p Berkeley Prep vs. IMG
- 6:30p Oldsmar Christian vs. Huntington Prep (WV)
- 8:00p Tampa Catholic vs. West Oaks
Saturday January 21st at Berkeley Prep
- 12:00p Huntington Prep (WV) vs. Victory Rock
- 1:30p St. Benedict’s (NJ) vs. Tampa Prep
- 3:00p Berkeley Prep vs. Windermere Prep
- 4:30p Oak Hill (VA) vs. St. Petersburg
- 6:00p Montverde Academy vs. Tampa Catholic
“These games allow local kids to showcase their talent on a more national level,” says Travis Haddock, National Hoopfest CEO. Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway started the National Hoopfest concept with Travis Haddock in Memphis. As a Memphis native who was not afforded this kind of opportunity as a local high school basketball player, he is passionate about giving local players a chance to stand on out. “It gives the kids the opportunity to play very skilled teams they otherwise wouldn’t be able to play, and also get some scouting attention,” says Penny.
“The ARS management team members are all sports enthusiasts, but we also have a mission to give back to the community. This game is a platform to help young athletes showcase their talents. This is the sixth time we’re hosting National Hoopfest in Tampa and we’re anticipating a great turnout. We’re proud to be a part of this event,” says Chris Mellon, Sr. Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of ARS.