RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH 2015
OTTAWA TO HOST PRESTIGIOUS OFSAA AA BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Ontario’s premier high school basketball teams converge on the National Capital to battle for Provincial hoops supremacy
OTTAWA, ON – January 30, 2015 – “March Madness” comes to the Ottawa region as it proudly plays host to the best high school boy’s basketball teams in Ontario. The three day tournament features 18 high school teams, 34 games and will crown a provincial champion. The OFSAA Championship has a rich tradition and history beginning in 1971. Ottawa has been home to many over the years the last in 2012 when it hosted the top tier AAAA event. It will definitely showcase some of the top high school players in Canada. The tournament draw will also include two local National Capital High School Athletic Association (NCSSAA) teams.
Michael Rowley, Tournament Convenor is anticipating a fantastic three days, “we’re thrilled to be hosting this elite championship event, basketball fans will be in for a real treat with the caliber which will be on display”. The preliminary action on the court tips-off on Monday, March 9th at three sites (Mother Teresa, St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier) and continues until March 11th when a champion is crowned. The tournament culminates with the “Final Four” where the semi-finals, Bronze and Gold medal games will take place at Mother Teresa on Wednesday, March 11th. Rowley adds, “Ottawa is a great basketball community, we’re confident that Ottawa will embrace and support these outstanding student athletes.”
The OFSAA Championship opens with a scheduled banquet on Sunday, March 8th where all the respective teams will gather and celebrate their successful seasons.
For all the Championship details visit – www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-aa-basketball and follow us on Twitter @OFSAA2ABBALL
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