FAN JAM

The NCAA® and the 2020 Atlanta Basketball Host Committee are committed to leaving a positive and lasting impact across metro Atlanta.​ The Fan Jam will bring this mission to life and amplify our “something for everyone” message by brining fun basketball-themed experiences to fans of all ages at events both large and small through a series of grassroots, interactive, “pop-up events”. Depending on the event, Fan Jam presence may include the colorfully wrapped truck or Final Four-branded tent space.

At Fan Jam tour stops, fans can learn more about Final Four initiatives, practice their shot, take a selfie with the National Championship trophy, score giveaways, enter a sweepstakes to win tickets to the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four and more. Select event may feature a reading corner, Sport Court, gaming corner, youth clinics and/or special guest appearances.

EVENT SCHEDULE

INTERESTED IN HOSTING A FAN JAM?

Are you interested in hosting a Fan Jam activation near you? Contact Candace Mitchell to learn more.

KB Sports Under Armour National Championship

June 28: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
June 29: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Samson’s Health & Fitness Center
6400 Woodrow Rd.
Lithonia, GA

Atlanta Track Club Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo

July 2–3
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young Intl. Blvd, NW
Atlanta, GA

Hoopseen Best of the South Tournament

July 11
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young Intl. Blvd, NW
Atlanta, GA

Gwinnett County Back to School Festival

July 27
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bogan Park Rec. Center
2723 N Bogan Rd NE
Buford, GA

Clayton County Back to School Block Party

Friday, August 2, 2019
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Forest Park High School
5452 Phillips Drive
Forest Park, GA. 30297

Stockbridge Fall Festival

September 28
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Merle Manders Conference Center
111 Davis Rd.
Stockbridge, GA

Naismith Awards Invitational Golf Tournament

Monday, September 16, 2019

Capital City Club
53 W Brookhaven Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

Richard’s Children Book Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
Atlanta, GA 30337

Jonesboro Downtown Street Festival

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Historic Downtown Jonesboro
Main Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Stockbridge Fall Festival- BridgeFest

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Stockbridge City Hall
4640 North Henry Boulevard
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

C.T. Martin Recreation Center Day of Play

October 2019

C.T. Martin Recreation Center
3201 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

University of Georgia “Stegmania”

Friday, October 11, 2019

Stegeman Coliseum Gate 3
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA 30605

Taste of BBQ Festival presented by Alive! – benefiting ProjectGreen

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Suwanee Town Center Park
330 Town Center Avenue
Suwanee, GA 30024

SpelHouse Carnival (Morehouse/Spelman Homecoming)

Monday, October 24, 2019

Morehouse College
Parking Lot B
865 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

 WreckFest
(Georgia Tech Homecoming Game)

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Bobby Dodd Stadium
150 Bobby Dodd Way NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

 Clark Atlanta University vs. Morehouse College Tailgate

Saturday, November 9, 2019

B.T. Harvey Stadium
865 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Emory University Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

On Campus Location: TBD
201 Dowman Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30322

WHAT IS THE YEAR OF BASKETBALL?

The Year of Basketball (TYOB) is a community initiative designed to elevate basketball’s profile in Atlanta culminating with the crowning of the NCAA’s Division I, II- and III-men’s basketball champion in April 2020.

As part of The Year of Basketball initiative, the ABHC and supporters will participate in local events that celebrate basketball and promote academic achievement, workforce preparedness and Atlanta’s cutting-edge culture.  Basketball players and fans from the Hawks to local high school and collegiate teams to anyone who likes to shoot hoops at their community court will have a chance to celebrate the sport all year long leading up to April 3-6, 2020, when Atlanta will host the three college basketball championships.

TYOB Ambassador, Grant Hill

The Year of Basketball Ambassador

We’re excited to have Grant Hill, two-time NCAA Final Four Champion and current member of the NCAA Governing Board of Directors and Atlanta Hawks Board of Directors, as the official Year of Basketball Ambassador. Hill was the 1994 ACC Player of the Year and a two-time NCAA All-American while playing at Duke. 

“TYOB”

THE YEAR OF BASKETBALL MASCOT

As a way to interact with fans and build awareness in the community, the “TYOB” mascot was created. Fans can expect to see TYOB at select events across Metro Atlanta.