Governor's Challenge

  Governor's Challenge Basketball Tournament
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The Governor's Challenge, sponsored by The Bank of Delmarva - now the largest holiday basketball tournament on the east coast - returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center December 27-30, 2016. The Governor's Challenge will continue its partnership with DMVelite Showcase Events.

This year's format will include a larger DMVelite Showcase division, including 16 top teams from around the region, as well as a new post graduate division. The tournament also features varsity boys division, varsity girls division and a boys JV division. In total, 101 teams from Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Virginia will participate in this year's tournament.

Please contact James Simmons at 410-548-4914 or with any questions or concerns.

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Fan Information

  • M&T Bank Skills Challenge, Three Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest
    • Skills Challenge – On Dec. 27 & 29 at 9 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, watch the top point guards from the event compete in a timed course just like the NBA All Star Skills Challenge.
    • Three Point Contest – Watch top sharp shooters compete in the Three Point Contest on Dec. 27 & 29 at 9 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Each player will have 60 seconds to make it through five ball racks and try to claim the three point crown.
    • Slam Dunk Contest – A fan favorite every year, the Slam Dunk Contest will take place on Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Click here to see highlights from last year's Slam Dunk Contest.
  • Halftime Contests – Enjoy free halftime contests for prizes like Dick's Sporting Goods gift certificates, Buffalo Wild Wings gift certificates, Dr Pepper prize packs, Governor’s Challenge prize packs, Chick-Fil-A prize packs and more. All you have to do is find our MC Eric in the arena during the event to sign up for contests.
  • Video Games – Courtesy Aaron's and Game Stop, NBA 2K will be available to play on the big screens in the lobby for FREE! Come and enjoy some friendly competition!
  • Giveaways – Courtesy of Peninsula Regional Medical Center, each day there will be giveaways including rally towels, mini basketballs and more. Be sure to get here early while they still last! T-shirt tosses will occur daily in the arena.
  • Flu Shots – Courtesy of Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the Wagner Wellness Van will be on site from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily administering flu shots for $10.
  • Photo Policy: Photos and videos on Wicomico County’s websites and social media accounts may contain images taken during public events, programs and activities. If you see a photo or video of yourself, or that you find objectionable, and that you would like removed from our galleries please contact us and we will review your request.
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Competing Teams and Schedules

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Photo & Video Gallery

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2016 Tournament Results

2015 Tournament Results

Session I:
Session I Bracket Play RecapLive Blog
Session I Awards & Top Performers

Session II:
Session II Bracket Play Recap,  Live Blog
Session II Awards (Boys) (Girls) & Top Performers

CaptainU will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches
CaptainU will provide player profile books for college coaches and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches.
Click on the links below to get setup for the event. 
Team Coaches/Managers
College Coaches
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Tournament Sponsors

Tournament Partners

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What People Are Saying

Let me start by saying that I've worked for and with recreation departments across the state and region for 35 years, been involved with three different softball associations for over 30 years and worked in the corporate world for 24 and I can honestly say that I've never been associated with such a professional and responsible group. Each of you, no matter how large or small of a role you played in the event, embraced the responsibility you were given, performed your job with the utmost integrity and genuinely seemed to have fun doing it, the latter of which is certainly most important.

Bill Dowell, Vice President of USSSA Fastpitch
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