(Lewes, Del.) - The Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament is underway in Lewes at Cape Henlopen High School with some of the best High School prospects in the country.
It is expected to draw at least 12 thousand people to the area. A big bounce for local businesses looking to cash in. The President Of The Dewey Chamber Of Commerce Carol Everhart said the event drives more traffic to this area during this time of year.
"Hotels are reporting about 75 percent full in that area and that is a huge impact to our economy and events are economic development and Slam Dunk is a Slam Dunk," said Everhart.
The Sleep Inn and Suites in Lewes has 66 filled with Slam Dunk Teams including Albany Academy.
Head Coach Brian Fruscio said his team is excited to be a part of this tournament.
"It is a national event that is not across the country and for us it in driving distance so it is great," said Fruscio.
The Sleep Inn and Suites have been hosting teams since the tourney came back in 2014.
General Manager Carol Powell said they look forward to having them stay at the facility.
"The teams are great and as far as the economic impact it is amazing and I would say it brings in 15,000 dollars in revenue in just three to four days," said Powell.
Slam Dunk runs through Saturday at Cape Henlopen High School.