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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Extends Long-Term Partnership with Mohegan Sun

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 1st, 2018) – Yesterday at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in San Antonio, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced a ten-year partnership extension with Connecticut-based entertainment venue Mohegan Sun. The Hall of Fame and Mohegan Sun have enjoyed an 11 year partnership and this announcement will continue the relationship for the long term.

“We are very appreciative of our partnership with Mohegan Sun and the memories we’ve been able to create together over the years,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Our partnership with Mohegan Sun has been a game changer for the Hall of Fame and we very much appreciate Mohegan Sun’s desire to remain a big part of the Hall of Fame family for many years to come.”

The partnership will continue to include several annual college basketball events at Mohegan Sun Arena including the Tip-Off Tournament in November.  Mohegan Sun will remain the exclusive sponsor of Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement weekend, hosting the Class of 2018 for the annual Hall of Fame Induction Celebration and Ring Presentation at their resort in Uncasville, Connecticut.

“In the many years of working with the Naismith Hall of Fame, Mohegan Sun has helped host annual enshrinement ceremonies, honoring some of biggest legends in the game of basketball. The partnership has also grown to routinely showcase incredible basketball games and tournaments at the highest collegiate level inside Mohegan Sun Arena,” said Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “We’re proud to have been a part of so many of these great memories and are truly thrilled that it’s going to continue well into the future.”

In addition to their partnership extension, Mohegan Sun has made a significant contribution to the Basketball Hall of Fame’s capital campaign to support complete renovation of the museum. With the donation from Mohegan Sun, the Basketball Hall of Fame has surpassed its $30 million campaign goal; the Hall’s campaign will continue however until its scheduled end date of December 2018.  In acknowledgement of Mohegan Sun’s generous gift the organization will receive prominent recognition in the newly renovated guest welcome center at the Hall known as ‘The Tip Off Pavilion.’

“Three years ago, we set out on a capital campaign to financially secure the Hall’s endowment and renovate our museum to the level of quality our Hall of Famers and fans of the game deserve,” said Jerry Colangelo, Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board. “Through the generosity of our incredible partners like Mohegan Sun, I’m happy to say we have exceeded our goals. As a team, we won’t let up. We are going to continue forward with our fundraising until all who want to participate have that chance by year end. Mohegan Sun has allowed us to dramatically achieve our initial goal and for that we are very grateful.”

The capital campaign has been silently making headway over the last three years with generous backing from many in the global basketball community including Junior Bridgeman, Jerry Colangelo, Grant Hill, Mannie Jackson, Michael Jordan, Phil Knight, Nancy Lieberman, George Raveling, Adam Silver and Elaine Wynn, as well as several NBA ownership groups. Notable coaches that have already stepped forward to support the cause include, Steve Alford, Geno Auriemma, Jim Boeheim, Larry Brown, Jim Calhoun, John Calipari, Rick Carlisle, Billy Donovan, Mike Krzyzewski, George Raveling, Bill Self, John Thompson, Roy Williams, Jay Wright and others.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Since opening its doors in 1959, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has operated as a 501 c 3 not for profit organization relying on the generosity of others to preserve the legacy of the game. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

Sun Whiskey Union 2018 Returns Friday, April 6th

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Featuring a number of whiskey favorites!

WHAT: Indulge your senses and sample an impressive selection of whiskey, scotch, bourbon and rye, as well as some craft cocktails at Sun Whiskey Union on Friday, April 6th.

WHEN/ WHERE: Friday, April 6th

8:00pm to 11:00pm

Uncas Ballroom

IN DETAIL: Guests can enjoy live music and fare while tasting top of the line whiskey, scotch, bourbon and rye. Chat with some of the distilleries’ representatives and experts on their style whiskeys and other libations. For those that prefer other types of liquor, a variety of craft cocktails will be available featuring William Grant brands.

Tickets for this 21+ event are $50.00 per person and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster (a portion of proceeds will go to support the United Way).

To learn more about Sun Whiskey Union, please visit our website. For Sun Whiskey Union special hotel packages, please click here.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Olympub Games and Last Bag Standing Cornhole Tournament Return To Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Olympub Games take place February 10th with Cornhole returning March 4th

WHAT: Guests can compete in their favorite party games, some of which include giant beer pong, Kan Jam, oversized Jenga and ladder ball, for a chance to win Mohegan Sun gift cards during the Olympub Games in the Uncas Ballroom on February 10th. Food trucks, a cash bar and DJ will be on hand.

Then, it’s game on for Mohegan Sun’s Last Bag Standing on March 4th. This is the ultimate cornhole tournament featuring a 64 team double elimination and where $2,500 is up for grabs for the top prize!

WHEN/ WHERE:

Olympub Games:

Saturday, February 10th

Registration: 10:00am to 11:00am

First Game: 11:30am

Uncas Ballroom

Last Bag Standing Cornhole Tournament:

Sunday, March 4th

Registration: 10:00am to 11:00am

First Game: 11:30am

Uncas Ballroom

IN DETAIL: Gather your thirstiest, most competitive friends and build a team for the Olympub Games at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, February 10th! Teams face off in a variety of party games including giant beer pong, Kan Jam, oversized Jenga, cornhole and ladder ball. This competition features a DJ, food trucks and a cash bar. Each team must complete each game. The top three teams will win a Mohegan Sun gift card for each player: $50 for third place, $100 for second and $200 for the winning team.

Team admission is $50.00 and includes one drink ticket per person. Teams can reserve their space ahead of time by emailing or mailing registration forms to jmackey@mohegansun.com by Saturday, January 20th. Teams will receive a confirmation email once they have paid and been added to the roster. All teams must be checked in by 11:00am on the day of the event. For more information about sponsorship or participation, please contact: Krista May – kmay@mohegansun.com – 860.862.7779 or Jackie Mackey – jmackey@mohegansun.com – 860.862.8186.

*All contestants must be 21 and over to participate.

Cash and cornhole glory are up for grabs at Mohegan Sun’s Last Bag Standing Cornhole Tournament. 64 teams of two face off in this double elimination showdown inside the Uncas Ballroom. In addition to medals for the top three teams, the third place team takes home $500.00, the second place team wins $1,000 and the first place champions are awarded $2,500 and two sets of Last Bag Standing Cornhole boards!

Registration for Mohegan Sun’s Last Bag Standing is $150.00 per team, payable by check or credit card. The registration fee includes entry into the tournament and a Last Bag Standing tee for each player. Concessions will be available for purchase and a cash bar will be open during the event.

Teams can reserve their space ahead of time by emailing or mailing registration forms to JMackey@MoheganSun.com by Friday, February 16th.  Teams will receive a confirmation email once they have paid and been added to the roster. All teams must check in by 11:30am on the day of the tournament.

*All contestants must be 21 and over to participate and have a valid ID. This tournament is open to the public; spectators of all ages are welcome.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.