2010 STOP-DWI Holiday Classic Announced


(Binghamton, NY) Thursday, Broome County STOP-DWI representatives, Binghamton City School Officials, sponsors, tournament organizers and local high school teams attended the Annual Charlie Howland Memorial Luncheon at Binghamton High School.

A news conference was held before the luncheon to announce details of the 19th Annual STOP-DWI Holiday Classic that will take place December 28th-30th at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Tournament passes (20 games) cost $48. Session tickets (3 games) cost $10 and children under 12 are $6.00.
“Broome County’s STOP-DWI Holiday Classic is a much anticipated holiday tradition that delivers an important message through an impressive high school basketball competition,” said Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala. “I again want to thank the organizers and sponsors of the STOP-DWI Holiday Classic that continue to make this showcase event possible.”
“We have signed a tremendous field for the 19th Annual STOP-DWI Holiday Classic,” said James May, Broome County STOP-DWI Coordinator. “Our community is excited to again host this basketball tournament here in Greater Binghamton. Each year, the tournament mixes top flight competition with numerous seminars to highlight the serious consequences of driving while impaired.”
The STOP-DWI Holiday Classic is recognized as one of the premier holiday high school basketball tournaments in the country. The STOP-DWI Holiday Classic will again feature an eight team national division and two four team regional divisions. Team participating include:
          National Division                                                 Regional Division – Local Teams
Campbell High School, Smyrna, Georgia                           Binghamton High School
Davidson Day School, Davidson, North Carolina              Seton Catholic Central
Holy Cross High School, Flushing, New York                   Union Endicott High School
Imhotep Charter School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania           Johnson City High School
The John Carroll School, Bel Air, Maryland                      Sidney High School
Mesa High School, Mesa, Arizona                                    Vestal High School
New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, New York     Oxford Academy
Thomas Jefferson Campus, Brooklyn, NY                         Maine Endwell High School
Those attending the Holiday Classic are reminded to visit the silent auction being held on the Arena concourse from 11am-9pm December 28th & 29th. Merchandise, gift certificates and other items will be up for auction to support the tournament.
Watch players display their best skills at the STOP-DWI 3-Point and Slam Dunk Contest which will be held at Binghamton High School at 3:30pm on Monday, December 27th.
Players and teams to note include:
Holy Cross High School: Perennial New York City power and former STOP-DWI Holiday Classic Champion (2007) and runner-up (2004).
Campbell High School: Lead by All-County Justin Seymour (Jr.) who is highly recruited by ACC schools.
Davidson Day School: Featuring Clemson University signee Bernard Sullivan and Furman recruit Keith Belfield.
Imhotep Charter School: A Philadelphia powerhouse with Amen Tankley, 1st team all Philadelphia and MVP of the 2010 League Championship.
The John Carroll School: Of Bel Air, Maryland featuring five returning starters from last year’s squad.
Mesa High School: Featuring Jahii Carson, first team All Arizona and PAC10 Arizona State signee.
New Rochelle High School: Perennially New York City Metro area powerhouse with seven returning seniors from a 20-2 squad.
Thomas Jefferson Campus: Featuring Davontay Grace, one of the top players in New York City and a Manhattan College signee.
The STOP-DWI Holiday Classic is a project of the Broome County STOP-DWI Program that promotes an anti-substance abuse and drunk driving message to student athletes. For more information contact James F. May, Broome County STOP-DWI Coordinator, P.O. Box 1766, Binghamton, New York 13902. Phone: 607-778-2056 or Fax: 607-778-2908. www.bcstopdwi.com


12/17/2010 - 9:16am