Flyin’ to The Hoop nets nearly $2M for region

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – This weekend is MLK weekend, and in addition to those events, basketball has also become a tradition during this time in the Miami Valley.

It is the 14th annual Flyin’ To The Hoop event; a national high school basketball tournament featuring top-ranked teams from the United States and Canada. It consists of three days of basketball, and involves 42 teams and 23 games.

“We’re expecting to see 20,000 people this weekend,” said Renee Dabbas, director of finance for Flyin’ To The Hoop. She said every year it grows in talent and in crowd size. She said it is a great platform to show-off some of our local talent too.

Dabbas estimates the economic impact for our region is $1.9 million from the event.

The games will be played at Trent Arena. Dabbas says you should get your tickets early because they’re hard to come by. Reserved seating sold out in October. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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