Tournament Field Announced for 2006 STOP-DWI Holiday Classic

BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County’s version of “March Madness” returns when the STOP-DWI Holiday Classic tips off December 28-30 for the 15th Annual event. The tournament will again feature an eight team national division and two four team regional divisions.

Challenging for 2006 National Division honors will be All Hallows High School from Bronx, New York (Catholic High School Athletic Association); Boys & Girls High School of Brooklyn, New York (Public Schools Athletic League); three time South Carolina State 4A Champion Gaffney High School of Gaffney, South Carolina; reigning California Interscholastic Federation-Central champion three years straight, Mission Prep High School from San Luis Obispo, California; Paul Dunbar High School, Lexington Kentucky; 2000 STOP-DWI Holiday Classic champion St. Thomas Aquinas High School from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Towson Catholic High School of Towson, Maryland and tournament sponsor and host Binghamton High School.

Area teams invited to compete for the regional division crowns are:
Regional Division I:Regional Division II:
Owego Free AcademyCandor Central School
Seton Catholic CentralLansing Central School
Vestal High SchoolOneonta High School
Windsor High SchoolSusquehanna Valley High School

“Broome County’s STOP-DWI Holiday Classic once again features outstanding competition and an important traffic safety and substance abuse message,” said Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala. “That credit goes to Broome County STOP-DWI, the tournament committee and the many sponsors who support the event. Everyone is looking forward to another top notch schedule with first rate teams from the Northeast and beyond.”

As always, the STOP-DWI Holiday Classic will be held at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

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.