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10/11/2017 General
MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE

MEDIA ALERT

October 11, 2017

Media Contact:
Julie Ellis
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
O: 843-916-7235; C: 843-592-9872
Julie.Ellis@VisitMyrtleBeach.com


MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE
ON PUERTO RICO TIP-OFF BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT RELOCATING TO CCU

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a press conference on Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the MBACC, 1200 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.

The conference will cover the relocation of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Basketball Tournament to Coastal Carolina University in the wake of the destruction from hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

In attendance will be Myrtle Beach Mayor, John Rhodes; President and CEO of the MBACC, Brad Dean; CCU Director of Athletics, Matt Hogue; and the Sr. Vice President from ESPN, Pete Derzis.

The 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off will take place Nov. 16-19 at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. The City of Myrtle Beach is also playing a role in hosting the event.

Teams participating in the tournament include: Appalachian State, Boise State, Illinois State, Iowa State, University of South Carolina, Tulsa, University of Texas at El Paso, and Western Michigan. South Carolina will face Illinois State in the event’s opening round on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

The event is an ESPN production and all games will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, including the opening game and championship game on ESPN2.

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About the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1938 the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only a few chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.