High School Basketball Teams Set To Shine At NYC Elite 32 Holiday Classic Presented By Ballin' 4 Peace

It’s one of the most favorite times of the year during the holiday season. Join Ballin' 4 Peace for the NYC Elite 32 Holiday Classic on Saturday, December 27 and Sunday, December 28 at Springfield High School in Queens, New York. Catch Varsity and Junior Varsity high school basketball teams from around New York City, with eight games scheduled for each day. 

The two-day event is more than just basketball: it's a community-driven initiative with a mission to create positive change and spread peace through sports.

At the NYC Elite 32 Holiday Classic, you can witness 32 of NYC's talented high school teams competing at the highest level, showcasing incredible talent and sportsmanship. The Classic is also an opportunity for friends and family to come together, creating unforgettable moments and lasting memories, over the holiday season. 

Promoting a message of peace and unity across New York City, 501c3 non-profit organization Ballin' 4 Peace has impacted communities on and off the court since 2012. The organization was founded in response to a tragedy of gun violence and is committed to steering NYC youth away from violence and has partnered with the NYPD, NYC Parks & Rec. Department, The Junior Knicks, the NBA Players Association, Wilson Basketball, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and NYC Mayor Eric Adams, among other notables and organizations who have partnered with Ballin' 4 Peace. The NYC Elite 32 Holiday Classic is a testament to the commitment of Ballin' 4 Peace to continue giving back and making a positive impact in sports and the community. 

Ballin' 4 Peace is also excited to announce two main sponsors for NYC Elite 32 Holiday Classic who are contributing $2500 each toward scholarships: OWYN, a plant base protein drink and also renowned basketball publication, SLAM Magazine.

Don't miss this exciting community event at Springfield High School, located at 143-10 Springfield Blvd, Queens, New York 11413. Tickets for the NYC Elite 32 Holiday Classic presented by Ballin' 4 Peace are available here.

To donate to Ballin 4 Peace and help support the organization’s year-round programs and events, visit the official Ballin' 4 Peace website. For partners and sponsors interested in teaming-up with Ballin' 4 Peace or for more information about the NYC Elite Holiday Classic, email info@ballin4peace.org

NYC Elite 32 Holiday Classic Schedule

Saturday, December 27 (JV)

10:00 am 

Percy Sutton Educational Campus  

Eagle Harlem (A) vs. Edison (H) 

11:15 am 

Lafayette (A) vs. Bayside (H)  

12:30 pm 

 MSIT SI (A) vs. Hillcrest (H) 

1:45 pm 

Transit Teach (A) vs. Springfield (H)  

3:00 pm  (Varsity Game) 

Broom Street Academy (A) vs. Hillcrest (H) 

4:15 pm 

Scanlan (A) vs. Brooklyn Tech (H) 

5:30 pm  

John F Kennedy (A) vs. Campus Magnet (H)  

6:45 pm 

Wings Academy (A) vs. Forest Hills (H)  

Sunday, December 28 2023 (Varsity) 

10:00 am 

Chelsea (A) vs. Summit (H) 

11:15 am  

Lafayette (A) vs. Thomas Edison (H) 

12:30 pm 

Percy Sutton Educational Campus  

Eagle Harlem (A) vs. Springfield (H)  

1:45 pm 

Evander Childs (A) vs. Bayside (H)  

3:00 pm 

Wings Academy (A) vs. Campus Magnet (H) 

4:15 pm  

Wagner (A) vs. John Bowne (H) 

5:30 pm 

Gompers (A) vs. Forest Hills (H) 

6:45 pm  

John F. Kennedy (A) vs. Benjamin N. Cardozo (H)  


Springfield Garden High School  

143-10 Springfield Blvd, Queens, New York 11413

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