Central Illinois Challenge

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Central Illinois Challenge is a tournament presented by HYPE Nation at the Emerald Acres Sports Connection on February 1-2, 2025. This event is open to USAV, AAU, and JVA teams. 

Event Details:

  • Age Divisions: 12U-18U, Girls
  • Cost: $425
  • Location: Mattoon, IL

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