Celebrate high school talent and healthy competition at the annual Beach Ball Classic! Every year, 16 teams come to The Grand Strand in order to compete in one of the most well-respected tournaments in high school basketball. For almost 40 years, this event has been pitting teams from all over the country against each other in the ultimate showdown. Whether you’re attending as a proud parent or family member, or you’re a fan of the sport, here is what you need to know about the games.
Get Ready for the Beach Ball Classic
The first Beach Ball Classic was held in 1981 and consisted of only eight teams, four of which were in-state. At the time, no one could have predicted that this small competition would become considered the premier high school holiday tournament in the country! The Beach Ball Classic 2018 teams are quadruple what they were in 1981! There are 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams playing in this year’s game. The tournament will run from December 26 to 31.
Beach Ball Classic tickets can go pretty fast, so make sure you get them soon! It’s the holiday season, so you’ll probably have some family visiting with you and eager to watch one of their own take part in this important game!
More than just encouraging greatness on the court, the Beach Ball Greatness also encourages greatness in the classroom. Every year, this organization hands out scholarships to local students who have excelled academically and athletically during their time in high school. The scholarship started in 1984. Over $400,000 have been given to more than 360 area students in that time! Now that’s exercising the mind and body!
Other Things to do While You’re Here
Make the most of your trip to North Myrtle Beach! There are so many fantastic shows and attractions to enjoy during your stay. If you arrive by December 22, you’ll want to check out the Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. Tour the gardens amid the soft glow of over one thousand hand-lit candles. Another must-see is The Great Christmas Light Show! See over 500 decorative holiday light displays while enjoying hot chocolate and marshmallows. This is a great event for anyone traveling to North Myrtle Beach with young kids. Finally, the South’s Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theatre is a winter-themed extravaganza! Enjoy comedy, singing, dancing, and your favorite Christmas hits at this award-winning production.
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