The event, which begins Friday and lasts until July 18, is expected to draw approximately 5,000 visitors for games that will be played at various locations in and around Butler County.
“We are very excited to have some of the best youth basketball athletes in the nation competing in Butler County”, said Mark Hecquet, executive director of the Butler County Visitors Bureau. “We are proud to welcome this tournament back to the area and we invite the community to come out and enjoy this great event.”
The opening ceremonies, which will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, will feature Xavier forward, former AAU champion and Lakota West graduate Amber Gray, as well as performances by The Marvelous Mutts and a parade of athletes.
Games during the event will be played at various facilities throughout the region including Lakota West High School, Lakota Ridge Junior School, Fairfield High School, Courts4Sports and Sports Plus.
Ticket prices for the event are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-18 and free for children under 6. Tickets will be available at the venues.
For more information on facilities, schedules and the opening ceremonies, visit www.aauinbutlercounty.com.