Nike EYBL Peach Jam basketball tournament brings more business to North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC. (WJBF) – Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League’s Peach Jam has returns to the CSRA for a different year.

Due to the fact the pandemic, this is the very first completely-active tournament exactly where extra than 7,000 persons are anticipated to be in attendance.

“Um, more than the course of the 7 days I imagine about six to 8 thousand folks in town and uh we’re also on the lookout at almost certainly close to six to eight thousand room nights,” Randy DeTeau mentioned.

Riverview Park’s Tourism Director Randy DuTeau claims extra people indicates much more of an impact to the North Augusta place.

“So the economic effects, conservatively, is probably all-around 6 to 8 million bucks and some estimates have absent up to $12 million bucks for the week.”

DeTeau claims this year’s turnout may be the greatest yet.

“The amount of branding and I imagine the level of talent has just carried out almost nothing but just elevate and so what we’re seeing listed here is the match played in its finest form– its purest form– and um I just feel that the level of enjoyment is gonna be off the chain.”

People will need a ticket to go to the week-extended match. Outside of buying at nearby restaurants, the occasion provides concession food items and snacks.

“The established up experienced to do with branding for the party, um, this is the premiere prep basketball match in the place and as these, they seriously go all out,” DaeTeau explained.

The function started Sunday right up until July 24th at the Riverview Pursuits Middle.