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Governors Challenge

Thursday-Tuesday, Dec. 26-31

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The Governor’s Challenge, sponsored by DMVElite and partnered with Under Armour, has grown over the years to become the largest holiday basketball tournament in the country. In its 39th year, the event will bring over 120 teams to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and surrounding high schools from Dec. 26-31.

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 six 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, Canada and Puerto Rico will participate in this year's tournament.


Advanced Tickets (sold through the first day of the tournament)

  • Tournament All-Access Pass: $40
  • Daily Courtside Seats (Wicomico Civic Center only): $25
  • Daily Admission: $12
  • Kids ages 3-11: $6
  • Kids ages 2 and under: Free

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