Field Set for 2012 Mirabito STOP-DWI Holiday Classic


(Binghamton, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced that the final field for the 2012 Mirabito STOP-DWI Holiday Classic has been set with a star-studded field of international and local teams.
The National Division includes three teams from New York City, two teams from Toronto, and one each from Kentucky, Philadelphia, and Virginia. Regional Division I consists of top-seeded Binghamton High School as well as Maine-Endwell, Norwich, and Union-Endicott. Regional Division II will be made up of top-seeded Seton Catholic Central as well as Chenango Valley, Susquehanna Valley, and Vestal High Schools.
“The Mirabito STOP-DWI Holiday Classic is an important Broome County tradition,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “Outstanding athletics are on display right here in Broome County, as we send a strong message about drunk driving. This year’s field is among the best in Tournament history!”
Hours of research and recruiting resulted in the following National Division high schools committing to the 2012 tournament: Top seeded Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School from Brooklyn, NY leads the field followed by St. Raymond High School for Boys, Bronx, NY; Paul Laurence Dunbar HS, Lexington, KY, Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter HS, Philadelphia, PA; I.C. Norcom, Portsmouth, VA; Brooklyn Collegiate, Brooklyn, NY; Bill Crothers Secondary School, Unionville, Canada; and Thornlea Secondary School, Thornhill, Canada.
“This is one of the most talented and deepest fields we have had for the tournament and we’re expecting top-notch competitions from the game 1 through game 20,” said Chris Marion, Tournament Director and STOP-DWI Coordinator.
The 2012 Mirabito STOP-DWI Tournament will be held Dec 28-30th and the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena with a Slam-Dunk and 3-Point competition being held at Binghamton High School at 3.30pm on December 27th at Binghamton High School.
Tickets are available at the Arena Box Office and more information is available on the tournament facebook page or the Holiday Classic page on
The tournament is seeking Team Hosts to help offset the cost of hosting the tournament and educating the hundreds of athletes on the deadly consequences of drinking and driving. To sign up as a team host, contact the STOP-DWI office at 607-778-2056 or
The Mirabito STOP-DWI Holiday Classic is a project of the Broome County STOP-DWI Program and Mirabito Energy Products to promote an anti-substance abuse and drunk-driving message to student athletes.
11/07/2012 - 4:01pm