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March 17, 2013

DACC hosts NJCAA tournament for 20th year

DANVILLE — The city of Danville is poised this week to play host for the 20th consecutive year to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament.

Tournament director Dick Shockey said the fact the tournament has returned for its 20th year means the Danville area does a great job.

“The teams always tell us how good the hospitality is in Danville,” Shockey said.

Shockey said participating teams will come from New York to Arizona from North Carolina to Nebraska and every place in between.

“It helps put Danville Area Community College on the United States map.”

Shockey said they also are expecting 120 four-year coaches to be in attendance to recruit players.

The tournament starts Tuesday and ends with the championship game Saturday night.

In with the new

Whichever day players, fans and coaches step foot inside the Mary Miller Complex, they can expect some shiny new features.

The new features are part of a recently completed $5.2 million renovation project of the Mary Miller Complex, said Mike Cunningham, director of administrative services for DACC. Cunningham said the project was started in 2011 and dedicated in October.

“I think (the renovations) will excite the teams,” Shockey said.

This year, the 16 teams coming to the tournament will have access to two new locker rooms and a new training room. The new rooms are part of the new addition on the north side of the building.

When they walk in, fans and participants also might notice the hallways around the gymnasium are a bit brighter.

Cunningham, who heads all building projects at DACC, said renovators just finished replacing the ceilings, floors and lights in the hallways around the gym last month. They also painted the walls.

Also, a highlight for the tournament’s VIPs includes the new multi-purpose room, which will serve as the new home for the Bob Kay Hospitality Room.

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