Annual Boardwalk Basketball Classic Returns to Wildwood

The 19th annual Boardwalk Basketball Classic returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center Monday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 31, featuring an impressive lineup of high school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams from NJ, PA, NY, DE, MD and VA totaling approximately 1,000 competitors.

Included in this year’s annual holiday basketball tournament will be an additional day of competition on Friday, Dec. 23 beginning at 3 p.m., titled Battle at the Boards, which will feature games comprised of area and out-of-area boys’ and girls’ high school basketball teams. It will feature the popular Andrew Alameno Memorial Island Championship Games between rivals Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic high schools.

The Boardwalk Basketball Classic Tournament was founded in 1998 and continues to be the largest single-venue coed high school holiday basketball tournament in the United States. The tournament, since its inception, has raised nearly $300,000 in college scholarship money for graduating seniors at Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic high schools, the two host schools of the event. The tournament is run by an all-volunteer board that solicits sponsorships, ticket sales and other support.

Select games throughout the tournament will be broadcasted on 98.7 The Coast radio station. For further information about the tournament, including the complete schedule, past results, tournament records and ticket information, log on to www.bbclassic.net.

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