• Teams Participating in Next Year’s Event include Georgetown, Kansas, UCLA and Virginia
ESPN Events introduces Paycom Software, Inc. as the Wooden Legacy title sponsor, beginning with this year’s event. Paycom is a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software, transforming the HR industry and the employee-employer relationship by directly connecting workers to their HR data in a single, easy-to-use application.
The annual event will unveil a new format, becoming a two-day, four-school tournament played over Thanksgiving week, beginning in 2020. The Paycom Wooden Legacy will feature Georgetown, Kansas, UCLA and Virginia. Games will be played at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif, in conjunction with Visit Anaheim.
“We are thrilled to work with ESPN Events to host the Paycom Wooden Legacy for the next three years,” said Jay Burress, Visit Anaheim President and CEO. “Bringing the event back to the Anaheim Arena is a huge win for our team and we are excited to continue the tournament’s success and look forward to the future of the event.”
Kansas is ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, while defending NCAA champion Virginia is ranked No. 7.
The early-season event was created in 2013 when the John R. Wooden Classic was merged with the Anaheim Classic, formerly an eight-school bracketed event played for six years (2007-12) at the Anaheim Convention Center. The 2019 Wooden Legacy begins Thursday, Nov. 28, featuring Arizona, Charleston, Long Beach State, Penn, Pepperdine, Providence, UCF and Wake Forest.
Past winners include USC (2007), Wake Forest (2008), West Virginia (2009), UNLV (2010), Saint Louis (2011), California (2012), San Diego State (2013), Washington (2014), Michigan State (2015), UCLA (2016), Washington State (2017) and Seton Hall (2018).
For further information, visit the Paycom Wooden Legacy website.
About Paycom – As a leader in payroll and HR technology, Oklahoma City-based Paycom redefines the human capital management industry by allowing companies to effectively navigate a rapidly changing business environment. Its cloud-based software solution is based on a core system of record maintained in a single database for all human capital management functions, providing the functionality that businesses need to manage the complete employment lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. Paycom has the ability to serve businesses of all sizes and in every industry. As one of the leading human capital management providers, Paycom serves clients in all 50 states from offices across the country.
About Visit Anaheim – Founded in 1961, Visit Anaheim is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit destination marketing organization. Visit Anaheim’s mission is to develop, promote, market and sell the destination as a premier visitor destination benefiting the economic vitality of the local community. To learn more about Visit Anaheim, visit visitanaheim.org.
ESPN Events – ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 16 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
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