Fort Myers Tip-Off Remains on as Planned

Fort Myers Tip-Off Remains on as Planned

October 21, 2022

Save these dates, Nov. 21-27: The 2022 Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off and Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off remain on as previously announced.

The impact of Hurricane Ian is significant throughout Southwest Florida and countless residents of Lee County are faced with challenges as the rebuilding effort gets underway. While the road to recovery is not going to be easy, the outpouring of support from all corners of the country has buoyed the belief that better days are ahead.

Today, many restaurants are taking reservations and shops are working hard to welcome customers. Soon, visitors from across the country will return to the area, longing for the Southwest Florida sun and eager to support the return of a vibrant area. It is with that indomitable spirit that we are committed to hosting our Fort Myers Tip-Off series of events.

After thoughtful conversations with city officials, hotel and venue partners and other stakeholders in Lee County, our slate of Tip-Off contests remain scheduled for Nov. 21-27 in Fort Myers, Fla., with Florida SouthWestern State College once again serving as our gracious hosts. 

The hospitality and tourism industries are essential to Southwest Florida, and it is needed now more than ever. While Hurricane Ian has left its mark, make no mistake that the allure of Southwest Florida remains. We are committed to providing a first-class experience for 12 premier college basketball programs, their families, friends and fans. And while each school is competing against one another on the floor, all are cheering for the return of Fort Myers’ Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods.

We appreciate your continued support of relief efforts in Southwest Florida. Please visit or to learn how you can help those who need assistance. Find out how to help hospitality workers directly impacted by Hurricane Ian by donating to the SWFL Relief Fund at We look forward to amplifying the resiliency of this great region to fans all across the country during Thanksgiving Week.