Every year, for better than 20 years now, Vandalia High School has hosted their basketball summer shootouts—bringing in high school basketball teams from around the state. And, those shootouts bring a lot of financial impact to the community. Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well says the summer basketball shootouts remain a model that is working very well.
Schools from southern Illinois, and up north, regularly make their way in for the summer basketball shootouts. Vandalia hosts two shootouts next week—on Monday and Tuesday and then the second one on Thursday and Friday.