Basketball Ireland today announced details of their sponsorship deal with Hula Hoops for the up-coming National Cup competitions, we noticed that our very own Keavy McDermott was pictured at the Gormanstown Camp for the launch.
Full details for the deal follow.
The biggest annual event in Irish basketball is to have a new partner for 2015/2016 – Hula Hoops have been unveiled as official sponsors of the National Cups.
The announcement of the Hula Hoops National Cups comes in a period of growth for the sport. Over 125 clubs from 16 counties are expected to take part in this season’s elite competitions while a new National Intermediate Club Championships will give local clubs a chance to play on Irish basketball’s biggest stage.
C&S UCC Demons and Team Montenotte Hotel were champions in the Men’s and Women’s National Cups in 2015.
“There are 10 national cups catering from U18 right up to our two senior flagship competitions, which will be televised live on TG4,” said Basketball Ireland Sponsorship & Marketing Manager JP Montgomery.
“The National Cups have been a platform for great Irish basketball players and great drama for over 30 years but we feel that Hula Hoops coming on board marks a new chapter for knock-out basketball in Ireland.”
Niamh O’Dea – Senior Brand Manager, Hula Hoops said: “Hula Hoops are delighted to sponsor these fantastic competitions.
“Basketball is one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports in Ireland and Hula Hoops are the country’s favourite take home snack, which make this team a winning combination,” she said.
The draw for the Hula Hoops National Cups takes place on September 23rd, with the first rounds in October and the finals played in January in the National Basketball Arena.
“The Hula Hoops brand is all about their 3D hoop shape and crack crunch texture,” said O’Dea, “which makes it perfect for playing with and we can’t think of a more enjoyable way to keep fit, than shooting hoops.
“Together Hula Hoops and Basketball Ireland hope to promote fun and fitness for all ages because Fun Never Grows Up!”