Category: News

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic reveals 2016 tournament lineup

    Nation’s top high school basketball tournament to tip off in magnificent new arena   The countdown is on! Just 100 days until the tip off of the 44th Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic at the new Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). Top boys high school basketball […]

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic tickets are now on sale

    The nation’s top high school basketball tournament moving to the new Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW   As the USA Basketball teams celebrate their Rio gold medal wins, the Culligan City of Palms Classic is ready for its 44th year of featuring the nation’s best high school players. The tournament, with the return of […]

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic honored with Chrysalis Award

    Recognition comes as tournament prepares to move into new home for 2016 The Culligan City of Palms Classic is honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Chrysalis Award in the sports category. This prestigious honor was presented to the tournament on Friday, May 20 at the Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and […]

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic brings Donny O’s Backcourt Café to its new venue

    Twenty-two-year-old institution will continue serving up great food, funds for Bishop Verot Catholic High School   The Culligan City of Palms Classic may have changed venues starting in 2016, but Donny O’s Backcourt Café is coming along for the ride.   After 22 years as its host, Bishop Verot Catholic High School helped grow America’s […]

  • Chino Hills wins 2015 title with a Classic finish

    Article courtesy of David Dorsey, News-Press Chino Hills of California capped the 22-year Bishop Verot High School era of the 43rd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic with a thrilling, 66-60 overtime victory against Elizabeth (New Jersey) Patrick School.   The Huskies won at a packed John J. Nevins Gymnasium for the same reason they almost […]

  • Time is running out for Culligan City of Palms Classic tickets

    The nation’s top high school basketball tournament brings teams from across the country and Canada The wait is almost over for basketball fans watching the 43rd Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic’s online countdown, but the time is now to get tickets for the preeminent high school tournament, to be held at Bishop Verot Catholic […]

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic reveals 2015 tournament lineup

    Another star-studded event is on tap for the top high school basketball tournament in the nation It’s time to get in the holiday spirit and here in Southwest Florida that means it’s time to order tickets for the 43rd Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic, which went on sale today. The organizers also announced another star-studded […]

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic Moving to Florida SouthWestern State College in 2016

    After 22 years at Bishop Verot High School, the tournament can accommodate its growth at Suncoast Credit Union Arena   Officials of The Culligan City of Palms Classic and Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) today announced an agreement to move the beloved 43-year-old boy’s high school basketball tournament from its 22-year home at Bishop Verot […]

  • City of Palms Classic: Selecting the teams

    For six days each December, 26 or so teams – packed with some of the best young talent in the world – turn Bishop Verot High School and Fort Myers into the capital of prep basketball. We call it the Culligan City of Palms Classic. But how do we select the teams?   For the most part, it […]

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic unveils new website, newsletter and logo

    In its 43rd year, America’s premiere boys’ basketball tournament adopts a polished new image and online presence to grow with the excitement Basketball enthusiasts around the nation are already looking forward to the Culligan City of Palms Classic with great anticipation, and they can now see the down-to-the-minute countdown at a new website for the […]