The Springfield population base increased by about 8,000 people March 14-19! That’s right; it was once again that time of the year – The 20th Annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships. A total of 346 teams and more than 3,000 athletes and their families made their way to Springfield for the annual championships.
This year marked the third consecutive the tournament has been in Springfield. Nearly 800 games were played at 30 venues in Springfield, Ozark & Republic. Highlights of the week included the Awards Night and Pizza Party March 14, the Basketball Showcase March 16 and Championship March 19. All told, 11 Gold Ball Champions were crowned.
Without the outstanding support of the community and the availability of the athletics venues the Championships could not take place. The Championships, in fact, have committed to the annual tournament in Springfield in 2012, 2013 & 2014!
Additionally, the National Christian Homeschool Spring Nationals & Fall Nationals will be in Springfield. The Spring Nationals will be May 19-21 and Championships will be crowned in Golf, Track & Field and Girls Soccer. The Fall Nationals will be October 20-22 with Championships crowned in Volleyball, Cross Country, Boys Soccer and Basketball Tip-Off Tournament.
Talk about a National Event! It is estimated that more than 1,000 teams visit Springfield from 35 states at some point during the course of the year for one of these Championships!
Thank you Springfield for being a great host! We appreciate your support of the Sports Travel industry.