THE SUN YOUTH
HOLIDAY CLASSIC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
December 15 to 17, 2023
The best basketball teams from Quebec and Ontario compete in this annual elite event.
The 42nd Classic
200+ players from 14 teams across Quebec, Ontario and the U.S.A. do battle in our 42nd annual basketball Holiday Classic. Come watch exclusive matchups live at CEGEP Jean-de-Brebeuf and Pensionnat du Saint Nom de Marie, December 15-17. Don’t forget to follow us on social for scores, schedule and MVPs.
Sun Youth thanks the 14 participating teams, our referees and our sponsors – and we hope to see you in the gym!
Date: December 15 to 17, 2023
LOCATION AND ENTRANCE FEES
628 Chem. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine,
Outremont, QC H2V 2C5,
3200 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine,
Montréal, QC H3T 1C1
Friday 15 Dec: $5, all-access
Saturday 16 Dec: $10, all-access
Sunday 17 Dec: $10, all-access
3-day all-access pass: 20 games for $20!
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The Holiday Classic is an opportunity for Sun Youth basketball players to make their mark by competing against the best teams from Quebec, Canada, the United States (including legendary teams like the Riverside Church Hawks (NYC) and Vermont Academy) and abroad (the U19 Chinese National Team).
Over the last 40 years, the tournament has become a premier event for showcasing young Canadian talent, creating buzz and attracting several recruiters and coaches from the NCAA and USports. Some of our past tournament alumni include Andrew Wiggins, Bruce Brown and Samuel Delambert. Sun Youth’s own Eze Dike-Nwagbara has just graduated from Yale University; Nathan Grant is now HeadCoach of Laval University Men’s team, and Maurice Joseph was the head coach of George Washington University’s team.
Photo: Bruce Brown at the 2015 Holiday Classic. His team, the Vermont Academy, won the tournament. Bruce now plays in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons.
SPONSORS and donors
Thanks to the financial support of our donors and sponsors, we are able to fund the participation of athletes from underprivileged backgrounds in our programs and to make sports accessible to as many people as possible. Organizing a basketball tournament incurs significant costs, especially for a community organization like ours. Your sponsorship can make a huge difference in the lives of young people.
Photos in this gallery were taken during past Holiday Classic tournaments.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE REFEREES OF THE MMBRA ASSOCIATION
Without their collaboration, this tournament would be impossible!