Final preparations are being made for the biggest holiday basketball tournament in the United States. The Boardwalk Basketball Classic will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center starting the day after Christmas. Dozens of local and regional basketball teams will be competing for six full days, through New Year’s Eve. Tournament organizers are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast in the event a major snowstorm develops on the East Coast during the first day of the tournament.
The Boardwalk Basketball Classic is a 6-day tournament held to raise college scholarship money for graduating seniors for the two high schools that host the tournament, Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic. The Boardwalk Basketball Classic is the largest coed high school basketball tournament in the country. Since its inception in 1998, the Boardwalk Basketball Classic has raised over $250,000 in scholarship money.
The Boardwalk Basketball Classic is strictly a not-for-profit event. All those involved with the planning, organizing and execution of the tournament are volunteers who donate their time to this worthy cause. The committee works year-round on this project.