The John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational Adds Todd Bartley For National Television Launch

The annual John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational is presented by the Triangle Education Advancement Foundation and is played at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Game dates are set for December 26th-30th, 2019 featuring the top high school basketball teams in the nation.

The 2019 John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational will mark the national audience launch of the Hoop State Network live video streaming platform.

Todd Bartley of Fox Sports Williamsport (PA) will serve as the lead play-by-play voice working alongside the team of broadcasters covering the event.

Webb Wellman, Founder of The Hoop State Network believes this is the next step in coverage of the event, “Pairing a professional live stream with our current coverage will help continue to prove that the John Wall Holiday Invitational is the best holiday basketball tournament in the country. When it comes to running a live broadcast, we were blessed to run into Todd Bartley at the 2019 ECI Team Camp. We have something very special here and Todd is the perfect person to help us ensure the nation to feels that.”

According to Wells Gulledge, East Coast Invitational Team Camp Director and Ashley High School Boys Basketball Coach, “Being able to see what Webb and Todd were able to put together at ECI Team Camp this year, took our event to a whole new level. Both guys share a passion for great story telling and producing a great product focused on the student athlete at a very high level. The sky is the limit for them and the Hoop State Network.”

Bartley, is no stranger to the North Carolina High School Hoops scene having graduated from Charlotte Christian School with NC State and NBA alum Todd Fuller. He also covered Kinston and Lenoir County teams in the early 2000’s. Most recently serving as the TV play-by-play voice for the 2019 East Coast Invitational Team Camp in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

“Working with Webb and his crew at 2019 ECI Team Camp was humbling and now to be on a national stage with that same group to bring the John Wall Holiday Invitational to the nation is truly an honor. To be asked to work alongside the team John Wall and his Foundation has put together to execute his vision for the best holiday basketball tournament in the country and the launch of the Hoop State Network video streaming platform is truly amazing.”

Bartley has covered thousands of games at the high school, college and professional levels. He serves as the play-by-play voice of Coppin State Athletics in Baltimore, Maryland alongside former CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason and Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The John Wall Family Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged families and to impact the lives of at-risk youth through mentorship, education and physical activity. Follow this link for additional information on the history of the John Wall Family Foundation.