“The mission is to utilize sports to teach youth life skills. The “Florida Get Down” in collaboration with Athlete Connections Foundation (ACF) is a proven program focused on character development and life skills education. This program is designed to empower young student athletes to reach their highest academic and athletic potential, inspiring personal excellence.”
The tradition of basketball in the state of Florida and surrounding states is rich with elite athletes. “The Florida Get Down” will draw iconic superstars, local legends, and thousands of fans to the city of Gainesville Florida, creating a unique destination for high-caliber basketball within a large and supportive community.
The state of Florida has attracted top players, legends, and professional stars together all for the love of basketball. The city of Gainesville will now be the host for future legends and unforgettable success stories that will continue to flourish and give birth to new and undiscovered talent.
It only takes a few minutes of sitting in the stands to understand that something special is happening at “The Florida Get Down” . A DJ spins classic anthems, the public announcer shouts out local hoops pioneers, half time entertainment and you hear the screams of enthusiastic fans in the crowd. A diverse mix of every ethnicity, culture and age group is a testament to the unifying power of sport and for local residents, “The Florida Get Down” offers the remarkable opportunity to witness the athletic feats of the country’s top basketball players and student athletes right in their own backyard.”
The goal of The Florida Get Down Holiday Basketball Showcase is to address the future of the 99% of student athletes who do not go on to play professional sports and ensure they receive meaningful opportunity through higher academic and athletic achievements.