CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2019) – The State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will take place at Target Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. CT, helping tip-off college basketball’s ultimate weekend. The 31st annual event, produced by Chicago-based Marketing and Media Solutions company Intersport, returns to Minneapolis for the first time since 2001.
Tickets for the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Tickets, which begin at $15, can be purchased at CollegeSlam.com, TargetCenter.com/CollegeSlam or the Target Center box office. For special rates for groups of 10 or more, please visit CollegeSlam.com/Groups or TargetCenter.com/Groups.
Twenty-four of the nation’s elite men’s and women’s college basketball players will convene in Minneapolis to participate in the event. The night features the Great Clips Slam Dunk Championship, the Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Shooting Championships and the Applebee’s Team Shootout. The winners of the Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Championships will then compete in the Reese’s Puffs Battle of the Champions.
“Every year, the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships celebrates college basketball’s top seniors in an atmosphere that rivals any All-Star showcase,” said Intersport executive vice president Drew Russell. “It’s truly a family-friendly environment, where fans can experience the excitement of college basketball’s championship weekend with some of the most electric men and women in today’s game. It promises to be another great event at the Target Center.”
Over the last 30 years, several of the top players in college basketball have competed in the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships including: Gary Payton, Steve Nash, Jason Terry, Kyle Korver, Bobby Hurley, Michael Finley, Allan Houston, Wesley Matthews, Yogi Ferrell, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, Kristi Toliver, Tiffany Hayes and Ariel Atkins.
A complete roster of participants in the 2019 State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships will be released at a later date. For more information, visit CollegeSlam.com, follow us on Twitter (@CollegeSLAM) and like us on Facebook.
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