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Governor's Challenge

Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 26-29

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The Governor’s Challenge, sponsored by the Bank of Delmarva, has grown over the years to become the largest holiday basketball tournament in the country. In its 38th year, the event will bring 120 teams to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and surrounding high schools from Dec. 26-29. 

This year's format will include a DMVelite Showcase division featuring 26 top teams from around the region and beyond, as well as a girls' showcase division featuring five teams, a varsity boys' division and a varsity girls' division. Teams from Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and Canada will participate in this year's tournament. This is the first year a team has traveled from the west coast for the tournament. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, a Skills Challenge and Three-Point Contest will start at about 9 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 28, another Three-Point Contest will take place, followed by the Slam Dunk Contest.


Single-day general admission tickets are $10 each, and reserved floor seats are $25 each. Weeklong general admission passes are also available for $30 each. Fees may apply. Tickets are available online, by phone at 410-548-4911, or in person at the box office, located at 500 Glen Ave. in Salisbury.

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