Players in Progress Dribble into Abilene for Annual Festival

Players in Progress Dribble into Abilene for Annual Festival

ABILENE, Texas – Approximately 300 young basketball enthusiasts and their families will travel to Abilene for the annual Players in Progress Festival, Friday through Saturday, for the 12th year. Abilene can expect 1,000 visitors in town for this event, generating $220,000 into the local economy. The players will perform on the ACU campus in Moody Coliseum throughout the festival. The annual festival will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday in Moody Coliseum. The public is invited to come out and watch these talented, young basketball stars perform their skills, Saturday from 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. PIP performers, called PIPSTERS, range from kindergarten to sixth grade and PIP “Old Timers” range from junior high to college. {{more}}PIP is a sports and character-building program that utilizes basketball as its arena. Searching for something that would help their high school basketball program, coaches David and Brenda Land created PIP. They wanted a program that would not only develop basketball skills, but also something that would allow the children to develop confidence, responsibility, self-esteem and foster a fun environment. Starting in 1987 with one group of 45 children, the PIP program has grown to thousands nationwide with no plans to stop until PIP is in all 50 states. Reporters needing additional information, or those that would like an interview or photo opportunity should contact one of the media contacts listed above. To learn more about the PIP program, visit www.pipsyeah.com.