Friday, December 16, 2011

Boardwalk Basketball Classic Tournament Returns


The 14th annual Boardwalk Basketball Classic will return to the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center Mon., Dec. 26 through Mon., Jan. 2, featuring an impressive lineup of high school boys and girls basketball teams from the South Jersey and Delaware Valley areas.

Included in this year’s annual holiday basketball tournament will be an additional day of competition, titled Battle at the Boards, which will feature six games that include each of the boys and girls high school basketball teams from Cape May County.

The Boardwalk Basketball 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 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, since its inception. The tournament is run by an all-volunteer board that solicits sponsorships, ticket sales, and other support.

For the first time, the Boardwalk Basketball Classic will expand to a seventh day on Mon., Jan. 2, 2012. The Classic will stage a Battle at the Boards showcase event featuring all of the boys and girls basketball teams from Cape May County’s high schools including Wildwood, Wildwood Catholic, Ocean City, Cape May Tech, Middle Township, and Lower Cape May Regional. The Battle at the Boards is made possible thanks to additional sponsorship courtesy of Crest Savings Bank.

The Boardwalk Basketball Classic is sponsored by Crest Savings Bank, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, the City of Wildwood, the City of North Wildwood, the Borough of Wildwood Crest, the J. Byrne Agency, Wawa, and by 98.7 The Coast WCZT.

All games begin at 9 a.m. daily with select games being broadcast live on 98.7 The Coast radio.
The Boardwalk Basketball Classic Tournament is still seeking boys and girls teams to complete this year’s event lineup. Interested teams can contact Brian Cunniff via email at

For further information about the tournament, including the complete schedule, past results, tournament records and ticket information, log on to

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

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