Last summer, Wilson and Dreamville brought back the Chi-League Pro-Am after a short hiatus and the two are running in back this summer with a new format starting in August.
“Last year’s Chi-League was a tremendous success, showcasing local basketball talent and bringing the city of Chicago together through sport,” said Kevin Murphy, General Manager, Wilson Team Sports. “We’re always happy to give back and produce events in the city Wilson has called home since 1914. Continuing our partnership with Dreamville, we know this year’s extended schedule featuring both men and women will truly be something special.”
“We are excited to be back this summer. The Chi-League helps to further unite our brand with the beloved city of Chicago by intersecting entertainment, sports and community,” said Candace Rodney, Dreamville EVP. “Following the success of last year’s inaugural pro-am, especially the nail-biting end to the men’s championship game, Dreamville and Wilson are coming bigger and better to produce another amazing tournament year.”
The 2022 Dreamville Chi-League powered by Wilson will be held every Saturday in August at the University of Illinois Chicago and will feature 8 teams in men’s and women’s brackets. Expect NBA and overseas pros from the Chicagoland area to participate, such as NBA All-Star Darius Garland, Kendrick Nunn, Keifer Sykes and more. Tickets will be free to the public and Wilson and Dreamville will drop limited-edition products throughout the month of August as well as give back to the community with YMCA locations throughout Chicago. Tickets and more information can be found on the Chi-League website.
“Last season was the best pro-am I’ve been a part of, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what’s in store for this season,” said Antoine Walker, Chi-League Coach and three-time NBA All-Star. “The history of this league is something to be celebrated and I’m proud to see its continued success.”