All participating teams will be guaranteed 3 games in this tournament, and each team should plan on playing a game on Friday night, February 28.
Unlike the rules in the GDUMRA, boys and girls who play school basketball can play in this tournament. In fact, many of the teams are Catholic schools – complete with cheerleaders and cheering sections. Win or lose, our kids have a ton of fun and there are many things to do in the host city.
Fees & Logistics
There is an additional cost to play in this tournament. The cost per player depends on how well we do with our fundraising activities. The estimated cost is $100-$120, which includes a two-night hotel stay. The players room and stay together throughout the entire trip under the supervision of coaches and parents.
Additional guest (parents and family members) will be able to stay at a host hotel at a discounted rate. Other miscellaneous costs include money for some meals, souvenirs, etc.
St. Mary Magdalene typically carpools Friday afternoon (yes, before school lets out) to the host city. All St. Mary Magdalene teams will attend mass on Saturday night (traditionally performed by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone), followed by dinner and entertainment that is part of the tournament festivities.
Games continue on Sunday for teams that advance. St. Mary Magdalene teams will return home late Sunday afternoon.
There are admission fees for spectators and t-shirts for sale. Free Admission for people wearing an official tournament t-shirt.