Broome County STOP-DWI Announces 2008 STOP-DWI Holiday Classic Tournament Field

BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County STOP-DWI is pleased to announce the schools competing in the 1th Annual STOP-DWI Holiday Classic that will be played December 28–30th at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York.

The STOP-DWI Holiday Classic is recognized as one of the premier holiday high school basketball invitational tournaments in the country. The STOP-DWI Holiday Classic will again feature an eight team national division and two four team regional divisions.

Challenging for 2008 National Division honors will be reigning New York State Public High School and Federation Champion Jamesville-Dewitt High School (Syracuse area) and three former STOP-DWI Holiday Classic champions: Bishop Ford High School (Brooklyn, New York) '92; Simon-Gratz High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) '03 and Taft High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) '05. Rounding out the tourney field are Cypress Bay High School (Weston, Florida); Franklin County High School (Frankfort, Kentucky) and Wings Academy (Bronx, New York). Binghamton High School is the host school and tournament co-sponsor.

Key players to watch are New York State Player of the Year Brandon Triche (Jamesville-Dewitt) who has verbally committed to Syracuse University; Chaz Williams (Bishop Ford), one of the top rated guards in New York City who will play for Hofstra University; 6'7” Blake Foeman (Cypress Bay) who signed with University of Denver as well as 6'5” Richard Harris (Taft) and 6'7” Cory Hunter (Taft) who are ranked in the top 100 recruits of this year's senior class.

Local teams invited to compete for the regional division honors are:

Regional Division I

Regional Division II

Union Endicott High SchoolMaine Endwell High School
Endicott, New YorkEndwell, New York

Seton Catholic CentralCandor Central School
Binghamton, New YorkCandor, New York

Norwich High SchoolUnatego High School
Norwich, New YorkOtego, New York

Vestal High SchoolWindsor High School
Vestal, New YorkWindsor, New York


“Broome County's STOP-DWI Holiday Classic is a much anticipated holiday tradition that delivers an important message via high school basketball competition,” said Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala. “Without the energy of the organizers and the support of the many sponsors, the Broome County STOP-DWI would not have become the successful tournament that it is today. I welcome all players and fans to our Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena to watch the remarkable display of skill and athleticism this December.”

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 visit www.bcstopdwi.com.

10/10/2008 - 9:28pm