June 19, 2014

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Chicago Being Selected As the Host of Third-Annual World Basketball Festival

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“I am pleased that Nike and USA Basketball have chosen Chicago to host the third-annual World Basketball Festival this summer, providing another opportunity to showcase our great City as a first-class sports and tourism destination. With our rich basketball culture that has created a host of basketball legends, Chicago is a natural fit for this festival. This event complements the variety of Chicago Park District basketball programs designed to help Chicago’s youth stay active and build skills that will be essential both on and off the court.”