Slam Dunk to the Beach Announces Partnerships with Wave of Local Businesses

Dec 2016
Grotto Pizza, Megee Motors, Pepsi lead partnerships for December Event
Lewes, DE – December 16, 2016 – The Delaware Sports Commission is excited to announce it has once again partnered with three highly regarded businesses in Delaware for major sponsorships of the 2016 Slam Dunk to the Beach. Grotto PizzaMegee Motors and Pepsi have all joined as the Official Sponsors of the event. 
“We are very proud to be the Official Pizza of Slam Dunk to the Beach,” said Dominick Pulieri, owner of Grotto Pizza. “This is a great event for our community, the fans, the businesses, all of us. It is wonderful to have such a high level of competition, right here, in Sussex County. We are privileged to be part of such a terrific event.”
The 2016 field is headlined by three schools currently ranked in the USA Today Super 25 Boys Varsity Basketball National Rankings. 10th ranked Patrick School (NJ), 14th ranked Paul VI (VA) and 17th ranked Neumann-Goretti (PA). Additionally, Westtown (PA)St. Benedict’s (NJ), and Gray Collegiate (SC) were all ranked amongst the top 20 teams in the USA Today Preseason Poll.
A wave of All-Star Sponsors has been added, as well. They include ATI Physical Therapy, Carl Freeman Foundation, DE Turf Sports Complex, Highmark Delaware, L&W Insurance, SoDel Concepts and Sussex County.
During the event’s “Dine and Wine” contest, fans will be able to win a getaway weekend to the Delaware Beaches by turning in their restaurant receipt from any participating Slam Dunk to the Beach restaurant partner. These restaurants include Big Fish Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Casapulla’s, Crooked Hammock, Fish On, Grotto Pizza Lewes and Rehoboth, Kick N Chicken, Matt’s Fish Camp, Papa Grande’s and Summer House.
The Delaware Sports Commission also announces an extensive media partnership for the upcoming Slam Dunk to the Beach.  Each game will be broadcast and streamed live on The Cube app and The Cube is the easiest way to stream events and over 10 million people have watched streaming events on The Cube throughout the country. On December 17th at 7:30pm, the Slam Dunk to the Beach Preview Special will air on ABC affiliate WMDT and will be available for playback at
Slam Dunk to the Beach has been promoted throughout the state of Delaware and Maryland through a partnership with iHeartMedia on 94.7 WDSD-FM, 99.9 Froggy-FM and Q105. The in-state matchup between Sanford and Smyrna will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1290 AM and nationwide through the iHeartRadio app. Slam Dunk to the Beach has also partnered with the Delmarva Broadcasting Company with promotions on 101.7 WDEL-FM, 93.5 The Beach and WFAI-AM.
A Fan Zone will once again add excitement to this season’s event at Cape Henlopen High School thanks to partnerships with the Delaware 87ers. The Delaware 87ers will provide a bounce house for kids on December 27th, player appearances and an autograph session on December 28th and a visit from Caesar the Fox on Thursday, December 29th. “The 87ers are excited to continue our partnership with Slam Dunk to the Beach and we’re looking forward to participating in another successful event this year,” said Delaware 87ers President Larry Meli. “This is a great opportunity for us to connect with and support our community’s youth and help make a positive impact on their development.”
Slam Dunk has also partnered with Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Delaware Express, Gatorade, KDI Office Technology, Logomotive, National Guard, Savage Poultry and The Bank of Delmarva.
Three area businesses will serve as the host hotels for the 2016 Slam Dunk to the Beach. The Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference CenterHyatt Place Dewey Beach and Fairfield Inn & Suites will host the tournament’s national field as well as staff and fans during the three-day event.
“Slam Dunk to the Beach could not happen without the support of our corporate partners,” said Chairman of the Delaware Sports Commission, Dr. Matthew Robinson. “Their commitments make it a true community and First State event.  We look forward to working with each partner to ensure it is as positive an experience for them as it is for the teams and fans.”
Tickets are on sale now at For more information on the tournament, follow @SlamDunkToBeach on Twitter and Facebook at Slam Dunk To The Beach.
About Delaware Sports Commission:
The Delaware Sports Commission, a not-for-profit organization, was established to attract regional and national level sporting events to Delaware as an endeavor to positively impact Delaware’s economy. The DSC also assists with the retention and growth of existing sporting events. To date, the DSC has partnered with over 50 regional and national events, paving the way for future large-scale events to be held in Delaware
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