The Big Hoopla STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Challenge at Chaminade-Julienne High School follows the race. This free basketball "hot-shot" and educational event is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Check-in will begin at noon with opening ceremony at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is open at www.daytonhoopla.com.
Hands on exhibits will engage students from regional and national partners, including the Wright-Patterson Education & Outreach program, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Institute of Technology and the 88th Air Base Wing.
The Big Hoopla will host a free Family Celebration Festival March 15 on Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon Historic District. College basketball fans can come to the Oregon District to enjoy a family-friendly event.
Teams will have NCAA First Four open practices at the UD Arena from 5 to 8 p.m. March 16, and from noon to 3 p.m. March 17. The NCAA Division Men’s Basketball Championship First Four Games will be March 17-18 at the UD Arena. The games begin at 6:30 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. on both days (Tip-off times subject to change.)
For more information on pre-game events, visit www.daytonhoopla.com. For the latest updates on the 2020 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, visit NCAA.com.