Date: 06/09/2015

Tandem to Lead Marketing, PR for EBC Rucker Park



Meredith Geisler
Tandem Sports & Entertainment, LLC
(703) 740-5015 

Tandem to Lead Marketing, PR Services for

Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park

Arlington, VA, June 9, 2015 – Tandem Sports + Entertainment has signed the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) at Rucker Park for marketing and public relations services, the agency’s president, Jim Tanner, announced. The 2015 EBC is scheduled for June 22 through August 20.

Founded in 1982, the EBC showcases a combination of streetball stars, college standouts and NBA players in front of roughly 2,000 fans a night. The EBC is free of charge and sanctioned by both the NBA and the NCAA.

“The Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park is a well-run event and a staple in the Harlem community showcasing some of the best names at all levels of basketball,” Tanner said. “We are excited to be working with the EBC team and helping their iconic brand reach new heights.”

Past players at the EBC have included Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Ray Allen, in addition to countless streetball legends. Off-the-court appearances have included Michael Jordan, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Adam Silver, David Stern and former President Bill Clinton.

“The EBC belongs to the Harlem community and to the fans who have supported this tournament for more than 30 years,” said Greg Marius, CEO and co-founder of the EBC. “Tandem understands the importance of this history and authenticity, but also our vision for expanding in the future.”

For more information on the EBC, visit

About Tandem Sports + Entertainment

Tandem is a full-service sports marketing, management, and communications agency.  Tandem’s roster of clients includes Tim Duncan, Jeremy Lin, Ray Allen, Grant Hill, John Henson, Brandan Wright, Thaddeus Young, Marvin Williams, Zaza Pachulia, Hedo Turkoglu, Luke Ridnour, C. J. Watson, Jason Richardson, Dominique Wilkins and Tamika Catchings. Public relations clients include Charles Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award, Cupid’s Undie Run and author Jon Pessah (“THE GAME: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers”).

About the Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park

Founded in 1982, the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) at Rucker Park is the world’s premier streetball basketball league. The court is located in Harlem, NY, and ran by EBC’s CEO and Owner Greg Marius.

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