Pitt Jam Fest AAU Hotels



Pitt Jam Fest Stay & Play

Policy and FAQ

Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest has moved to a stay-to-play event.

The Hoop Group is excited to announce a partnership with select Pittsburgh Hotels that will provide teams with better hotel rates, more downtown rooms, local discounts on meals and attractions! Effective November 2016, you can now book your hotels for the Pitt Jam Fest with ease while getting the best possible rates at the best hotels booking with our new partners. This opportunity will create savings for everyone and help the Hoop Group continue to bring you the best exposure event on the East Coast back to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center!!

All teams participating in the 2017 Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest will be required to stay with one of our partner hotels. You can make your hotel reservation with ease by booking through our Hotel Coordinator Shelley Johnson whose contact info can be found below:

Hoop Group Hotel Coordinator:

Shelley L. Johnson


TEL: 715.246.2004



Team room blocks must be secured by March 30, 2017. It is essential that we have full team cooperation (athletes, coaches, parents, etc.) to ensure your participation in the tournament and allow us to secure enough quality rooms at the best possible group pricing. While all athletes and attendees are expected to stay in the official block, Hoop Group requires each team to book a minimum of four (4) rooms for two (2) nights each to be in full compliance with the Stay-to-Play policy. Teams that do not meet these requirements by March 30th deadline will not be eligible to participate in the event. Please understand this policy is in place to give coaches, players, parents of teams the best possible experience while participating in the Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest and this policy creates significant cost savings, discounts, and flexibility in booking rooms while also allowing us to continue to use the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Each team will be responsible for contacting our hotel coordinator Shelley Johnson who will work directly with the team manager to find hotels that fit their specific team’s wants and needs. Shelley will then provide either direct contract information to the hotel or a custom block and/or link for them to book their hotel rooms within that block. Our hotel coordinator, Shelley Johnson, directly communicates with the hotels to get the necessary inventory, monitor pick-up and verify eligibility of your team for the tournament.

Finally, at team check-in prior to participation in the event teams will be asked to present a confirmation ticket given to them by the partner hotels upon arrival. This will be used to confirm the information the team provided earlier and to confirm eligibility for the tournament.

We appreciate your understanding and compliance with our Stay and Play program. If you have any questions or concerns they can be directed to Dave Fedor Dave@HoopGroup.com or our Housing Management coordinator Shelley Johnson Hotels@Hoopgroup.com . We believe our Stay to Play program will help make the Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest the best possible experience for everyone involved.