About The Classic
The TELUS BASKETBALL CLASSIC was one of North America’s most unique and largest high school basketball tournaments. With over 2,000 athletes (128 competing school teams), and approx. $100,000 to award annually – mostly in scholarships, plus gifts and other awards. This event represented one of the largest and most exciting pre-season high school tournaments of each year.
The experience of our Directors participating in high quality sporting events from high school tournaments right up to the Olympics and NBA championships helped to shape this unique tournament concept.
This annual basketball tournament featured various divisions including:
- High School Boys Division
- High School Girls Division
- Elementary Age Boys School Division
- Elementary Age Boys Club Division
- Elementary Age Girls School Division
- Wheelchair Division
- First Nations Division
- Youth with Development Challenges Division
- Cheerleading & Dance Division
- Night Hoops Division
- VPD-UBC Special Hoops Day
The TELUS BASKETBALL CLASSIC focused on the character, community contributions and academics of the participants, coaches and managers (team managers were equally eligible for the annual scholarships). There were no MVP’s or first or second team Allstars – simply ALLSTARS !
Rather, The Gil Puder Outstanding Citizen / Player Award, The Quinn Keast Most Complete Player Award, The Randy Sung Most Sportsmanlike Team Trophy and The Honourable Senator Larry Campbell Unsung Hero Trophy.
About The TELUS Presenting Sponsorships of The B.C. Provincial Girls and Boys Junior and Senior High School Provincial Basketball Championships:
The Canada One Athletic Foundation has secured annual Presenting Sponsorship, courtesy of TELUS for all tiers of Junior and Senior Boys and Girls Provincial High School Basketball Championships annually through 2016. All Championships will be played at The Langley Events Center.