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Governor's Challenge Basketball Tournament
Sponsored by Dr. Pepper

December 26-27, 29-30, 2014
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

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2013 Highlights

For the first time in 4 years, there will be no Maryland Smith Island Cake heading to the Delaware State House. Instead, a Delaware Peach Pie will be brought to Annapolis to celebrate Maryland's victory over Delaware in the 4th annual Governor's Challenge Holiday Basketball tournament held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center December 26-28, 2013. In 2010, the neighboring Governors made a friendly wager on the event to see which high school teams would be victorious and for 3 years, Delaware literally took home the cake. However, all of that changed on Saturday, December 28, as Maryland clinched its first Governor's Challenge trophy, winning 11 games to 9. Click here for more

Spectator Info

This year's Governor's Challenge Holiday Basketball Festival will take place December 26-27 and 29-30, 2014 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, MD. This event is open to the public.

Tickets - 2014 Tickets On Sale in November

Tickets will provide you access to the entire building for the entire day. The Governor's Challenge Holiday Basketball Festival is not a Board of Education sponsored event. Teachers, administrators and other school employees are not entitled to free admission.

Advanced Tournament Passes (Available through first day of tournament)

Advanced passes get you into every game, every day of the tournament.

  • Adults: $25
  • Youth: $15 (11-18, under 11 admitted free)
  • Tickets are also available at the WY&CC Box Office (500 Glen Ave) or by calling 410.548.4911.

Daily Admission (Sold in advance and at the gate)

Daily admission gets you into every game for (1) specific day of the tournament.

  • Adults: $10
  • Youth: $5 (11-18, under 11 admitted free)
  • Tickets are also available at the WY&CC Box Office (500 Glen Ave) or by calling 410-548-4911 and will be sold throughout the tournament


Fans will have the opportunity to participate in multiple contests and activities throughout the day each day (more information coming soon on this)!

  • M&T Slam Dunk Contest: 6 of the Top dunkers in MD and DE will face off in this year's high school slam dunk contest. This year's contest is surely going to be a great time for all as we will see future college players competing against one another in the highflying act. Come out and see the contest on Dec. 27th at 9 p.m., admission is part of the general admission to the event.

  • The High School 3 Point Contest: 10 of the top shooters in this years Governor's Challenge field from MD and DE will compete in this long range contest. Players will have 60 seconds to make as many three point shots as they can from all around the arc. Be sure to come out and see ten of the elite shooters in MD and DE compete in this year's contest. It will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 27th, admission is part of the general admission to the event.

  • Video Game Extravaganza: This year the event is proud to announce that they have partnered with VGE (Video Game Extravaganza). VGE will be set up in the DaNang rooms of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center for the entire event. VGE will have a set up of multiple video game stations including: XBOX 360's, Wii's, and PS3's, they will also have a Movie Screen, projector and Karaoke for everyone's entertainment. Event admission does not cover entrance to the VGE set up. This is a separate cost that is $10 for an all day pass or $25 for an all event pass gives you access for the entire event. For VGE pass presales and more information please visit:

  • Fan Contests & Giveaways: Courtesy of our great sponsors, this year's Governor's Challenge will have much improved contests and giveaways for the fans in attendance. Contestants will be randomly selected from the crowd to participate in a number of contests each day. Prizes given may include but are not limited to: Dr. Pepper prize packs, Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards, Dick's Sporting Goods gift cards, VGE gift cards, event T-shirts, free concessions vouchers, etc.

  • Door Prizes: Attendees can sign up for free door prizes at the booth in the main lobby at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center throughout the event. Door prizes in the past have included: Washington Wizards tickets, NBA and/or NCAA basketball jerseys, restaurant gift cards, Dick's Sporting Goods gift certificates, athletic apparel, basketball equipment and games, etc.

  • Dr. Pepper Sampling: During select times during each day of the event there will be free samples courtesy of Dr. Pepper for interested fans.


Competing Teams and Schedules

View Team Schedules (as of 12/13/13, subject to change)

High School City State
Cambridge - SD High School Cambridge MD
Colonel Richardson High School Federalsburg MD
Crisfield High School Crisfield MD
JM Bennett High School Salisbury MD
Mardela High School Salisbury MD
North Caroline High School Ridgely MD
Parkside High School Salisbury MD
Pocomoke High School Pocomoke City MD
Snow Hill High School Snow Hill MD
Stephen Decatur High School Berlin MD
Washington High School Princess Anne MD
Wicomico High School Salisbury MD
Benjamin Franklin High School Baltimore MD
Boys Latin Baltimore MD
CH Flowers High School Springdale MD
City High School Baltimore MD
Dunbar High School Baltimore MD
Edmondson-Westside High School Baltimore MD
James H Blake High School Silver Spring MD
Great Mills High School Great Mills MD
Mergenthaler Votech High School Baltimore MD
Oakdale High School Frederick MD
Randallstown High School Randallstown MD
Thmoas Stone High School Waldorf MD
Westminster High School Westminster MD
Cape Henlopen High School Lewes DE
Christiana High School Newark DE
Delmar High School Delmar DE
Dickinson High School Wilmington DE
Indian River High School Dagsboro DE
Laurel High School Laurel DE
Milford High School Milford DE
Seaford High School Seaford DE
Sussex Central High School Georgetown DE
Woodbridge High School Bridgeville DE


Team Information

Players competing in the Governor's Challenge Holiday Basketball Festival and their coaches will receive free daily admission for the entire event. Valid picture ID will be required to gain entrance (Driver's License or Student ID accepted). Free admission cannot be given to those without picture ID.

College Recruiting Information by Captain U: Coaches and Players go to to input your information for thousands of college coaches to see. This is a free recruiting service that has partnered with the Governor’s Challenge that connects hundreds of thousands of high school athletes to thousands of college coaches on all levels.

Highlight and Recruiting Videos by Captain U: Coaches: want to have game film from the Governor’s Challenge? Players: want to get a professional recruiting highlight tape made? Visit and talk with a Captain U video professional who can cover your games at the Governor’s Challenge. Coverage must be set up with Captain U directly before the event. There will not be film available for purchase after the event unless you directly coordinate with Captain U.


Past Results

Basketball winner trophy Basketball winner cake
Basketball winner trophy Basketball winning team

After winning the Governor's Challenge in 2010, 2011, and 2012, Team Delaware will look for their fourth straight title while Team Maryland will look to break the streak and win its first.


Tournament Sponsors

Sponsored by

Dr Pepper

Offical Tournament Restaurant

Buffalo Wild Wings

Slam Dunk Contest Sponsor

M&T Bank

All Star Sponsor

All Star Sponsors

Nothin' But Net Sponsor

Net Sponsors

Jumpshot Sponsor

Jumpshot Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Volunteer Organizations

Basketball Tournament Volunteers

Event Organizers

Basketball Tournament Organizers