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Slam Dunk to the Beach heating up in second year

More sponsors are flocking to be part of Delaware’s Slam Dunk to the Beach high school basketball tournament this year according to organizers.



Right now it boasts 18 backers. Delaware Sports Commission executive director Chris Giacomucci, who helps run the tournament, notes that he’s getting approached by businesses who want to help fund it.

“For year two, we’ve been getting a lot of calls ourselves from vendors and partners reaching out to us saying, ‘Hey, I’d like to get involved. I like what you guys are doing.’ It’s been really encouraging and I think this is just the beginning," Giacomucci said.

So far, ticket sales are about the same as last year.

But Giacomucci says he expects a day-of surge to break the 2014 tournament’s 10,000 person attendance record over three days.

“Pre-sale is kind of a tough metric to look at given the nature that tickets are only $15 for session passes and $25 for single day passes. We got a large [walk up crowd] last year and we expect an even bigger walk up this year.”

The Delaware Sports Commission revived Slam Dunk to the Beach in 2014. It was discontinued in 2004 after the tournament organizer mishandled funds.

Slam Dunk to the Beach runs Dec. 27-29 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.

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