Testimonials

“For several years I have been an avid supporter of the Metro Vancouver Basketball Foundation and its Basketball Classic Tournament.”"Since its inception in 2000, the foundation has committed itself to promoting athleticism, excellence and character development among youth.”"It is a first class operation that continues to make a positive impact in our community and our Province.”
 bcgv_icon Wally Oppal
Former Attorney General of British Columbia
Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism

“The City (of Vancouver) has been officially at the event since 2003 and I am happy to confirm that the annual Classic, via its Metro Vancouver Basketball Foundation, is a first class operation and an important contributor to our community.”"The office of the Mayor of the City of Vancouver initiated, donated and presented the ‘Larry Campbell City of Vancouver Perpetual Trophy’ at last year’s event to further support the development of this growing success and intends to do so annually.”

van_icon The Honourable, Senator Larry W. Campbell
Former Mayor, City of Vancouver

“The Canada One Foundation is a worthy institution that the Vancouver Police Department is proud to support. As Chief Constable I am pleased to include my support both as a police officer and a father. My son has played in this tournament twice and my daughter has participated in several of the dance and cheer competitions.

The team spirit and values encouraged by the Foundation are shared by all Vancouver Police officers. I would not be surprised to learn that there are former tournament participants who now count themselves among Vancouver’s Finest and that one could find future police recruits at every game”.

vpd_icon Jim Chu
Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department

“If you love this game, you’ll LOVE The Classic. What a great concept and what delivery. Great to see our Canada Basketball alums giving back ! “

cb_icon Wayne Parrish
CEO, Canada Basketball

“This remarkable event is inclusive of a broad spectrum of young athletes in this province: teams include those from First Nations Bands, Provincial High Schools, Youth With Developmental Challenges as well as Competitive Cheer and Dance. The organizers of the HSBC Tournament are deserving of our community’s support and congratulations as they continue each year to award thousands of dollars in scholarships. “
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Valerie Jerome
Chair, Marketing and Sponsorship
Achilles International Track & Field Society, Organizers -
Harry Jerome International Track Classic

This tournament is extremely well run and a great opportunity for teams to play other teams they normally would not play. The organizers showed how committed they are to the community and to promoting basketball throughout Greater Vancouver. The opportunity to play at UBC was a highlight for the players. It gave them the opportunity to see the campus and to play at a top-notch facility.”

bchsbba_icon Chris Kennedy
Former President , BC High School Boys Basketball Association

“High School basketball occupies a special place in British Columbia’s sport scene, but to move onward and upward, it needs people like those behind this tournament. People with a dream, a love of the game, and a total dedication to the kids involved. Their vision and incredible energy on behalf of so many others is truly dazzling. They have put high school basketball back in the forefront for the media and have captured the corporate imagination and support so badly needed.On behalf of all those involved in the game in this province, I want to thank the organizers for their courage, their foresight, their innovative thinking and their superhuman efforts. WOW!!!!”

rhs_icon Bill Disbrow
Head Coach (1973 – 2007), Richmond High ColtsCo-Head Coach Vancouver College (Present)
Five time BC High School Boys Basketball Champions and ten time BC Boys Finalists- – - One of BC and Canada’s greatest, all-time high school coaches – - -

“This Basketball Tournament is, without a doubt, the largest tournament of its kind (field of over 128 teams). The support from our business community and from private individuals has enabled the organizers to distribute over $100,000.00 in scholarship money annually, to student athletes particpating in this event.

Many thanks to the tournament organizers and to the many coaches and student athletes who make a difference in the classroom, in their schools, and in the community!”

pointgrey_icon Randy Clark
Principal
Point Grey Secondary School
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