Tournament of Champions along with Nike and The Miami Children’s Hospital To Host Annual Sports Festival

MIAMI – Momentum and heightened global anticipation is growing in South Florida as they wait for two of the biggest sporting event to take place.

With a reputation for producing quality sporting events in South Florida, Tournament of Champions, Inc. will present their Sixteenth Annual Nike All-Star Football Game (Dade vs Broward) at North Miami Athletic Stadium (2555 NE 151 Street, North Miami, FL) on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 7:30pm.

This is the fourteenth year that Nike has partnered with TOC Inc. as a title sponsor. The Miami Children’s Hospital is medical sponsor for the game. Publix Supermarket is the presenting sponsor.

The game includes some of South Florida’s most elite players ( Dade vs Broward) competing for the coveted notoriety title, bragging rights and scholarships. Admission to the game is $10.

On Friday, January 7 & 8 2011, the anticipated TOC Inc.‘s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Classic at Blanch Ely High School (1600 South Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale). This is Ninteen (19) of Florida’s top teams and hoop stars competing for bragging rights and scholarships. The Classic first session are on January 7 at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm, second session starts Saturday January 8 at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, Third session starts 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 9:00pm. The games are $10 each session or $25 for all day pass. VIP tickets are $15 per session and $40 for an all day pass.

TOC Inc. is also partnering with the City of Pompano Beach to host a free books and basketball camp for 100 community youths January 8 at Mitchell Moore Park from 10am-12noon. The camp will be facilitated by NBA legend Wali Jones. Coach Kevin Sutton, of national powerhouse Montverde High School in Orlando will conduct team practice and instructions to the youths on basketball fundamentals.

TOC, Inc. is a sports management company whose core community philosophy is demonstrated in their outreach initiatives that also include their annual South Florida Student Athlete Academic Human Development Symposium and annual basketball clinic in Jamaica . Partial proceeds for the sports festival will be donated to the Dade County Football Coaches Association to support high school football coaches and athletic training. Student scholarships will also be awarded to the 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc.

“This is an excellent opportunity for the elite players of South Florida to showcase their talents and skills. TOC Inc. will continue to foster the academic and athletic growth of our community’s young aspiring athletes. We hope the players will take this experience through their college careers and beyond”, states Wesley Frater, Founder & Executive Director of Tournament of Champions, Inc.

“We are delighted to be a part of the Nike South Florida All Star Football Game and the Tournament of Champions. Miami Children’s Hospital will be the provider of sports medicine services for the athletes participating in the game. We are pleased to be able to offer quality care to these talented young athletes and students as an extension of our commitment to children throughout the region, “states Stephen Swirsky, DO, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician at Miami Children’s Hospital.

“Publix is committed to supporting youth activities, specifically those that promote active lifestyles and develop character,” said Kim Jaeger, Publix’s Miami media and community relations manager. “We are thrilled to be a presenting sponsor of the All-Star game again this year, an event that does both while bringing our South Florida communities together in support of these young athletes.”

Additional sponsors include: Powerade and the US Army.

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