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10th Annual Fresh Coast Classic Basketball Showcase

College fair to kick off showcase that will feature top city and suburban high school teams

By - Nov 14th, 2016 10:27 am
Fresh Coast Basketball Classi

Fresh Coast Basketball Classi

Milwaukee Recreation will take part in hosting the 10th anniversary of the Fresh Coast Basketball Classic on Thanksgiving weekend. The event will feature 22 Milwaukee-area high schools in an 11-game series being held Friday, November 25 through Saturday, November 26 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Klotsche Center, 3409 N. Downer Ave.

Fresh Coast Classic showcases the top Milwaukee City Conference high school basketball teams matched up against the top Southeastern Wisconsin suburban high school basketball teams. Fresh Coast Classic has featured notable players who have advanced to collegiate and professional basketball leagues.

To launch the event, Fresh Coast Classic will hold the annual Mega College Resource Fair featuring more than 60 colleges and exhibitors on Thursday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

The tournament will also feature the 3rd annual Mega Drumline competition on Saturday, November 26 at 3 p.m.

“This is our 10th year introducing student athletes and adults to resources for higher education,” says Russ Thomas, General Manager for Fresh Coast Classic. “It allows us to come together in a celebration that commemorates academic achievement, tradition and sportsmanship with an entertainment-filled weekend for families. We have a whole new set of entertainment and players lined up.”

General admission for the tournament will be $8 for students and $10 for adults or $6 if only attending the drumline competition. Tickets are available for purchase at www.freshcoastclassic.org. Interested attendees can also text FCC2016 to 77948 for additional promotions and information.

For more information about Fresh Coast Classic, contact Karli Tatum at (414) 475-8410.

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