Flyin’ to the Hoop to go on despite winter storm


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Flyin’ to the Hoop has become one of the big defining events every year in the Miami Valley, and it returns this weekend for its 17th year.

Founder and President of Flyin’ to the Hoop, Eric Horstman, joined 2 NEWS Thursday and says that despite a snowy and icy weekend ahead, “the show will go on.”

“Obviously, the safety of the players, the fans, and the coaches are our first priority, but a lot of work has gone into this. We’re trying to get some teams lined up behind the scenes in case we have to juggle the schedule a little bit, but the show will go on. I know the teams are excited to get here and as long as they can get here safely, we’re going to have as close to a full schedule as we can,” Horstman says.

The main concern, he says, is not so much with the national teams who are flying in, but more so with the teams who are traveling by bus to get into Dayton.

“We’re trying to get them here a little bit earlier. Marriott has worked with us to help get teams checked in earlier than normal. So, we’re just trying to do as much preparation as we can to make sure that everybody gets to see a good show this weekend.”

Find more information about Flyin’ to the Hoop on their website.

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