June 8: Greater Hartford Pro-Am Leaves Hartford

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Pete Higgins and Kevin Kirksey, co-founders of the Greater Hartford Pro-Am, talk about the summer basketball league’s plans to leave Hartford and move to Waterbury this year.

Below is a story by Hartford Courant reporter Mike Anthony. Read more at courant.com.

HARTFORD – The Greater Hartford Pro-Am summer basketball league, one of Hartford’s signature summer sporting events, is leaving the city after 16 years.

Pro-Am co-founder and CEO Peter Higgins, citing concerns over rising costs and other facility complications in Hartford, said Tuesday that the annual six-week event will be held this year at Crosby High School in Waterbury.

That means relocation about 25 miles west on I-84 for a cherished summer event.

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