Montvale, NJ (July 31, 2019) — Stage and Screen, the leading agency of specialized travel for the sports and entertainment industries, tipped off their new partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame by sponsoring the organization’s much-anticipated, first annual MGM Springfield Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic on Thursday, July 25th and Friday, July 26th in Southwick, Massachusetts. Hosted by retired NBA All-Star, Ray Allen, the Classic hosted Hall of Famers and legends including Dominique Wilkins, John Starks and more.
Stage and Screen, who just became the official travel partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, will provide the organization with exclusive, discounted rates on airfare, hotel and car rentals.
“As we continue to grow our portfolio of events outside of Springfield, Mass. a travel partner is key to our success. Stage and Screen is highly experienced in every aspect of sports travel management and event logistics,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are confident that they will provide exceptional service, superior knowledge and unmatched pricing for all our travel needs.”
As the preferred travel vendor, Stage and Screen, backed by its parent company, Flight Centre Travel Group, will offer the Hall of Fame travelers a dedicated travel manager, in-house 24/7 emergency assistance and customized reporting packages. Flight Centre Travel Group is one of the world’s largest travel agency groups, with a corporate travel management network that spans more than 90 countries.
“I’m thrilled that Stage and Screen has been chosen as the Basketball Hall of Fame’s preferred travel vendor,” said Charlene Leiss, President of Flight Centre Travel Group Corporate Brands. “Our hands-on, customized approach, combined with our passion for sports, our 20 years of experience and our vast knowledge base, will enable us to provide our new partner with travel that suits their needs and their preferences.”
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally.
The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad.
For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.