City Sees Boost From Weekend Long Run-N-Slam

By Kent Hormann - NBC33
By Eric Dutkiewicz - NBC33

May 3, 2014 Updated May 3, 2014 at 12:43 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) - Fort Wayne will hold one of the nation's top AAU basketball tournaments this weekend.

The Bill Hemsley Memorial Run-N-Slam runs Friday through Sunday at Spiece Fieldhouse.

While national AAU tournaments with some of the best high school basketball players in the nation usually are played in bigger cities, Spiece Fieldhouse and the Gym Rats Basketball Association have partnered to land the tourney.

Tournament officials expect a $1.5 million boost to the Fort Wayne economy.

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