HPU to Host Statewide Basketball Tournament for Housing Authority

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 16, 2014 – High Point University will host the statewide Public Housing Authority State Athletic Conference (PHASAC) basketball tournament for the Housing Authority of the City of High Point (HPHA) in the Millis Athletic Center on Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

Six teams from Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, Concord, Lexington and Statesville will compete in the weekend tournament on May 16 and 17 at the Hartley Drive Family YMCA, with the final championship games concluding at HPU on May 18.

Schedule for Sunday’s tournament at HPU:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Game 1
  • 10:30 a.m – Game 2
  • Noon – Slam dunk and cheerleading competitions
  • 12:30 p.m. – Game 3
  • 2 p.m. – Championship game with light show
  • 3:30 p.m. – Game 4 (tentative; to be played if the winner of a previous game loses the championship game)

Concessions of drinks and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the events.

“The Housing Authority of the City of High Point is extremely appreciative of High Point University’s generosity in hosting the PHASAC state tournament this year on their beautiful campus,” says Angela McGill, CEO of HPHA. “We are very proud and excited to showcase our city’s extraordinary university and the HPHA Panthers.  We wish all the teams good luck as they participate in the tournament. We hope that you will come out and support our team!”

“We are happy to not only support the local High Point Housing Authority through this basketball tournament,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for community relations at HPU, “but also provide young students all across the state a positive atmosphere in which they can grow mentally, physically and socially.”

Last year, HPHA’s Panthers basketball team placed second in the final championship game.


About the PHASAC

The Public Housing Authority State Athletic Conference (PHASAC) is a mentoring program that uses basketball and cheerleading to reach students between the ages of 14 and 18. It is designed to prevent crime, gang and school dropout, and promote career exploration and personal development. From January through May, teams from all over the state of N.C. play each other for a spot in the final tournament.

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