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MISSION STATEMENT

 

The Motor City Roundball Classic mission statement is to provide an outstanding high school basketball event for metro area athletes of all levels during the Christmas holiday season.

 

PURPOSE

 

The Motor City Roundball Classic is organized exclusively for boys and girls, under the age of 20 years old, for charitable, educational and mentoring purposes. We provide national and international sports competition for high school students.

 

HISTORY

 

The Motor City Roundball Classic is a member of the Atlantic Coast Club which is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. This event was founded by Randolph Williams a Detroit Police Officer and retired military veteran who served several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was started in 1995 at the University of Detroit Mercy as an eight team, three day tournament for boys only. The event has grown from a tournament to over 70 showcase games for boys and girls during the Christmas Holiday season. We are now the largest holiday event in the country.

 

Teams are invited throughout the entire state of Michigan and from our neighboring states, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Ontario. We also have teams from states that are within the mileage area stated by the Michigan High School Athletic Association, Illinois, Northern Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania. All levels of competitive teams are invited to participate, from Division 1 to Division 4.

 

The Motor City Roundball Classic has attracted hundreds of men and women college coaches of every level from around the United States for recruiting purposes. Many athletes have received athletic scholarships from participating in this event. Many of these athletes have moved to the professional level. We are proud that over 14,000 boys and girls have participated in the Motor City Roundball Classic.

 

This event has been played in several locations in the metro Detroit area including Ferndale, River Rouge, University of Detroit Jesuit, Chandler Park Academy, and Detroit Country Day.

 

Because of the popularity of the Motor City Roundball Classis, we added junior varsity and freshmen games. This addition is appealing for the schools that participate because most other invitational events do not provide games for junior varsity teams during the holiday season.

 

During the last 19 years, the fan base has been over 80 percent adult. This event is very attractive to high school basketball enthusiast. The Motor City Roundball Classic, not only showcase participating teams and athletes, it also gives the host school national attention. The host school is mentioned in the metro area news as well as many high school basketball magazine, including the ESPN high school magazine.

 

By going to www.motorcityroundball.com, more information about this outstanding classic is available. Also, when searching Motor City Roundball Classic on google, you can fine over 60 articles of past years on this event.