Calgary Basketball Classic

December 5 - 10, 2016


This pre-season tournament is an event like no other in Alberta, and is one of Canada's largest high school basketball tournaments. The week-long tourney kicks off the Calgary High School basketball season for players, fans and coaches. It brings together 64 high school basketball teams and 1,000 student athletes to compete for six divisional championships and thousands of dollars in scholarships.

These scholarships are awarded to individuals participating in the tournament who demonstrate an outstanding combination of citizenship, leadership and academic proficiency.

Our purpose is focused on…

“Fostering Citizenship, Leadership and Academics through the Great Game of Basketball”

The Calgary Basketball Classic, presented by the CSHSAA, has combined the efforts and philosophical beliefs of its three founding partners and will focus on the character, community contributions and academic achievements of the participants, coaches, trainers and managers. Athletic prowess and basketball skills are considered a constant by virtue of being on the high school varsity team. The further development of basketball skills is secondary to the importance of developing engaged community citizens and young role models for others.

Our success is dependent on...

"Volunteers, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Sponsors"

Hundreds of hours are contributed by volunteers who are passionate advocates for the 'Great Game of Basketball'. These individuals are teachers in the schools, entrepreneurs in the city of Calgary, athletic administrators from across the province, retired citizens in our community, businessmen and women, parents, coaches and high school administrators. The event is also dependent on the generous support of the many corporate and private sponsors that have been working behind the scenes to provide the resources and finances necessary to run a first-class tournament. The sponsors can take pride in knowing they are making a difference in the lives of young people.

Our Inspiration

HSBC Vancouver