-- Agreement extends venue’s 26-year history as host site for CIF Regional and State hoops tournaments --
SACRAMENTO, CALIF., May 14, 2012 -- Maloof Sports and Entertainment announced today that Power Balance Pavilion will once again play host to the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) NorCal Regional Basketball Championship Tournament in 2013, continuing its long-standing tradition of showcasing championship-caliber high school basketball in Sacramento.
“The CIF is excited to host the NorCal Basketball Regionals for the 13th year at Power Balance Pavilion,” said CIF Associate Executive Director Roger Blake. “We appreciate Maloof Sports and Entertainment’s continued commitment to high school athletics.”
First selected as a host venue for the 1992 CIF State Championships, the site has since welcomed thousands of athletes hoping to leave the Capital City with a title in hand. Noteworthy alums that have showcased their talents as preps on the Power Balance hardwood include NBA pros Jason Kidd, Jeremy Linn, Tayshaun Prince, Jrue Holiday and the Kings own Chuck Hayes.
The NorCal Regionals will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Additionally, Power Balance Pavilion will also host the CIF State Basketball Championships through the 2015 season.
“We’re honored and grateful that the CIF has chosen Sacramento and Power Balance Pavilion as hosts for its championship tournaments,” said John Rinehart, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Kings and Maloof Sports and Entertainment. “We are passionate as an organization about high school athletics and what they represent: a pure expression of sport and competition, teaching athletes and their communities valuable lessons in what it means to sacrifice self for team, as well as instilling life-long principles of hard work and determination.”
To learn more about the CIF and upcoming 2013 tournaments, visit www.cifstate.org.
About Maloof Sports & Entertainment (MS&E):
Maloof Sports & Entertainment includes the Sacramento Kings and Power Balance Pavilion. Owned by the Maloof family with long-term, local partners, the organization is committed to being a contributing member of the Sacramento community. Teaming up with local leaders and non-profit organizations to give back to those in need throughout the region, MS&E has donated millions of dollars to charity in 12 years of Maloof family ownership. For more information about Maloof Sports & Entertainment, please visit Kings.com, PowerBalancePavilion.com or call 916-928-0000.