The Big Hoopla is an Ohio non-profit corporation (but not does not have 501(c)3 designation from the IRS) for the NCAA First Four Local Organizing Committee in the Dayton Region.
The NCAA Tournament provides an unmatched opportunity to showcase the Dayton region to top-tier media outlets
From the Air Force to STEM education to our collaborative, innovative culture and history of success, the Dayton region’s attributes are unique.
The Dayton region is one of the most livable communities in America and ideally situated geographically for ease of travel
Part of the Big Hoopla's mission is to benefit children without regard to their financial status or their ability to pay for programs and services. As such, many of the activities are family friendly, educational, open to the public, and free. The Big Hoopla conducts fundraising activities aimed at promoting the Dayton Region.
The Big Hoopla Committee works throughout the year preparing for the series of events, developing new programs and activities while creating fundraising opportunities while assisting charitable organizations in connection with the games.