Published December 10, 2009
The St. Pius X Christmas Classic is designed to bring together Catholic high school basketball teams from across the country for tournament competition. This year 16 boys and girls teams from nine different states will participate.
Activities include three games for each team, a dance for all players and a dinner for all of the teams. Also offered is the option to attend an NHL hockey game or an NBA basketball game at a discounted rate. Mass will also be offered on Sunday, Dec. 27.
Festivities will tip off on Saturday, Dec. 26, beginning at
6 p.m., with games in both the girls and boys brackets. On Monday, Dec. 28, six games will be played, ranging from 2:30-8 p.m. On Dec. 29, the girls semifinals will be at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the main gym, and the boys semifinals at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Championship games will be held Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. for girls and 8 p.m. for boys, with earlier runner-up games at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The public is invited to all games. Tournament passes will be available at the door for $12, and single-day tickets will also be available for $5. Students who play for the Catholic Metro League of Atlanta (CMLA) and wear their team jerseys will be admitted free.
St. Pius X High School is located at 2674 Johnson Road, NE, Atlanta.
For more information and to see the brackets for the tournament, go to www.spx.org.