Around the Tiers: Mirabito STOP-DWI Holiday Classic

By Chelsea Bishop

December 13, 2013 Updated Dec 13, 2013 at 9:06 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The 22nd annual basketball tournament is scheduled for Dec. 27-30 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

The event kicks off Friday, Dec. 27 at the arena with the Aldo Rossi Jr. Police Memorial basketball game, which is new to the tournament this year.

It will be followed by the three point and slam dunk contests starting at 5:30 p.m. Both are being held at the arena this year.

Dec. 28-30 is the tournament competition.

The Mirabito STOP-DWI Holiday Classic is a project of the Broome County STOP-DWI Program and Mirabito Energy Products to promote an anti-substance abuse and drunk-driving message to student athletes.

The tournament has gained national recognition as one of the best organized and uniquely focused high school athletic events in the United States, according to Chris Marion, Broome County STOP-DWI Coordinator.

The event invites high school teams from across the United States to participate in this outstanding tournament. Through involvement in the Holiday Classic high school athletes are encouraged to become leaders in the effort to deal with alcohol and substance abuse in their school and community.

Tickets can be purchased at the Broome County Arena Box Office.

Tournament Pass
(6 sessions, 20 games)
Adult Pass: $42
Student Pass: $18

Individual Session Pass
(1 session, 3 or 4 games)
Adult Pass: $10
Student Pass: $5

Children ages 5 and under are free.

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