2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic nets $60,000 for area schools

From personnel reports

The final tally for the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Basketball Tournament has been filed, and each of the eight participating high schools has received checks for $5,000 from goal proceeds. This year, in addition to the entrance fee, each school received an additional check for $2,500 from Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation and its Sports Matter program. As a result, each participating school received a total of $7,500 for their athletics programs.

For 35 years, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic has been known across the region as the premier high school basketball tournament during the holidays. The Hickory Metro Sports Commission acts as the hosting organization for the event and distributes entry fees among participating schools.

Participating high schools include Alexander Central, Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, Maiden, Newton-Conover, South Caldwell and St. Stephens. Financially it was a great event for all eight schools off the pitch. On the court, Hickory won the boys’ championship and Alexander Central won the girls’ championship while over 3,500 fans enjoyed three exciting days of high school basketball.

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“It takes more than just one or two people to make this tournament a success,” said Ernie Masche, co-director of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Tournament. “On behalf of the Hickory Metro Sports Commission, I would like to thank the Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Tournament Committee and everyone at Catawba Valley Community College who sacrificed a portion of their vacation. After all, this is about the schools and their sports programs. We appreciate all of our local sponsors, our title sponsor Dick’s Sporting Goods and of course the fans who ultimately make this tournament possible and allow each school to add much needed funds to their sports programs.”

“At Dick’s Sporting Goods, we believe exercise makes people better, builds character and builds confidence,” added Dick’s Sporting Goods Community Marketing Manager Brent DiGiacomo. “We are proud to have been a part of this annual high school basketball tradition in Hickory and to be able to provide additional support to each of the sports programs through our Sports Matter program.”

Planning is now underway for the 36th annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Classic. The 2023 Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic takes place on December 27th, 28th and 29th. Contact the Hickory Metro Sports Commission for more information about the tournament or to become a tournament sponsor.

The Hickory Metro Sports Commission is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life through the development, promotion, and recruitment of sporting events and activities in the Hickory metro area. For more information about the Sports Commission, visit www.hickorymetrosports.com.

For more information on Dick’s Sporting Goods, visit www.dickssportinggoods.com.

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