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Basketball Classic Coming to Palm Beach

21 Dec, 2017


The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has announced Duffy’s Sports Grill as the presenting sponsor for the Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches, a national high school basketball invitational. The Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches, now in its 2nd year, will feature 32 teams consisting of more than 640 athletes from Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, New York, North Carolina Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida.

Based in Lake Worth, FL, Duffy’s Sports Grill operates 35 full-service, casual-dining restaurants, all of which are in Florida. Duffy’s Sports Grill has become a regional market leader known for top quality casual-dining with an emphasis on freshly prepared ingredients and grilled items.

The 2017 Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches will be played Thursday, December 28th through Saturday, December 30th at William T. Dwyer High School, Palm Beach Gardens High School, and The Benjamin School. Teams will be competing in two Championship Divisions for both Boys and Girls. There will be a National Championship Division for eight (8) boy’s teams and eight (8) girl’s teams, and an American Challenge Division for eight (8) boy’s teams and eight (8) girl’s teams.

“We are thrilled to welcome Duffy’s Sports Grill as our presenting sponsor for the Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches, and we believe this is an ideal fit for this national basketball invitational,” said Glen Allen, Tournament Director of the Holiday Basketball Classic. “Duffy’s Sports Grill was founded in Palm Beach County and has been a great partner for our events, providing affordable, casual dining experiences for all attendees. With the creation of the Holiday Basketball Classic as an annual event in Palm Beach County, we look forward to working with Duffy’s Sports Grill to make this event the premier high school basketball invitational in the United States.”

“We are excited to serve as the title sponsor for the Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches.  We have always valued our years-long partnership with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, and it was a natural fit to become involved with this tournament,” said Jason Emmett, President of Duffy’s Sports Grill. “We have always viewed Palm Beach County as our home, and this partnership will further solidify our commitment to this community.  We look forward to an outstanding competition in what promises to be a premier tournament.”

For more information about the Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches Presented by Duffy’s Sports Grill, visit hbcpalmbeaches.com.

About Duffy’s Sports Grill: Duffy’s Sports Grill is based in Lake Worth, Florida, and operates 35 full-service, casual-dining restaurants, all located in Florida. Established in 1985, the company has become a regional market leader known for top-quality casual dining with an emphasis on freshly prepared ingredients and grilled items. Duffy’s boasts a distinctly upscale sports environment complete with all the satellite programming available on more than 80 TVs per location and framed iconic sports memorabilia throughout each restaurant. For more information about Duffy’s Sports Grill, please visit the company’s website at www.DuffysMVP.com

About the Palm Beach County Sports Commission: The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities. The Commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that support its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the Commission with sports organizations and event owners. The Commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the annual Lou Groza Award program, the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame and the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, go to www.palmbeachsports.com.

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