Preview event for the Turn-Around Jumpers Basketball Tournament to be held at Destiny USA


Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA is co-sponsoring a Turn-Around Jumpers free-throw shooting contest with Dick's Sporting Goods and Microsoft to benefit The Syracuse Area Salvation Army. The shoot out will be held in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA on Friday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 8 p.m.

The event will feature a free-throw shooting contest, fun prizes for participants and registration opportunities for the upcoming Basketball Tournament in June. All proceeds from the Shoot Out in the Canyon event will benefit The Salvation Army.

"The Salvation Army is incredibly grateful to corporate partners like Destiny USA, Microsoft and Dick's Sporting Goods, which support our work through events like Turn-Around Jumpers. In its 6th year, Turn-Around Jumpers brings together hundreds of players and their families for a great weekend of basketball for all ages, while raising much needed funds to support men, women and children in our community. This year, The Salvation Army expects to raise more than $50,000 for its programs and services through the tournament and the Shoot Out event."

Major Gayle Luby, The Salvation Army's CEO for Onondaga County Microsoft, a sponsor of the Turn-Around Jumpers event, will be present on both days with the big screen and free Kinect games for guests.

The cost for the Shoot Out in the Canyon contest is $2 per 30 seconds of free-throw shooting time. The event previews The Salvation Army's 6th Annual Turn-Around Jumpers 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Le Moyne College from June 5-7, 2015. Destiny USA is also a sponsor of the tournament. For more information, visit


Destiny USA is a 2.4 million square foot tourist destination in Syracuse, NY that includes a strong mix of luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment. New brands are continuing to open to create a unique and dynamic consumer shopping experience. A stunning three-story glass atrium provides perfect weather year round. Oxford Economics has projected an annual visitation rate of over 29 million visitors from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Destiny USA is expected to be the second most visited shopping center in the country, according to Travel and Leisure magazine. It is the largest LEED® Gold certified retail commercial building in the world.

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