Silent Auction to once again benefit Scholarship Fund

The 2013 State Farm Holiday Classic is once again hosting a Silent Auction to benefit the Classic Tournament Scholarship Fund. The Holiday Classic Scholarship Fund was created by the State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament to award four, $1,000 scholarships each year to student-athletes from participating schools in our tournament.

The silent auction will take place at the Shirk Center and Normal Community High School Thursday through Saturday (12/26 – 28).  On Monday (12/30), bidding will only be held at the Shirk Center.

2013 Silent Auction Guidelines (as of 11/25/13)

  • All Silent Auction proceeds will be used to fund the Holiday Classic Tournament scholarship fund.
  • Minimum bids are indicated on the photo sheets for each auction item.
  • Bids should be made in $5 increments.
  • Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.
  • Bidding will close at a time TBD on Monday, December 30th.
  • Winners will be contacted by phone or email starting Monday, January 6th.
  • Items will be available for pick up or will be mailed immediately after the winners are contacted.
  • A portion of the winners’ donations are tax deductible over the fair-market value of the item.

2013 State Farm Holiday Classic Silent Auction Donations

  1. Autographed football by NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly (HOF ’02)
  2. Autographed WNBS FIT t-shirt by former SFHC participant and Stanford University All-American Kayla Pedersen and other members of the 2012 Tulsa Shock.
  3. Autographed copy of Dick Vitale’s book Living A Dream and photo
  4. Autographed copy of the 2008 USA Olympic Softball Bound 4 Beijing program by Jennie Finch
  5. Autographed copy of the 2008 USA Olympic Softball Bound 4 Beijing program by Lisa Fernandez
  6. Autographed baseball by former Chicago Cubs great Bill Buckner
  7. Autographed baseball by former Chicago Cub and current radio color commentator Keith Moreland
  8. Autogrpahed baseball by former Chicago Cub and St. Louis Cardinal releiver Lee Smith
  9. Autographed baseball by Chicago Cub Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins
  10. Autographed baseball by former Chicago Cub catcher Jody Davis
  11. Autographed baseball by former Chicago Cubs Fergie Jenkins, Bob Dernier, Keith Moreland, Lee Smith, Jody Davis, Rick Reuschel, Todd Hundley, Carmen Fanzone, Randy Hundley, Bill Buckner, Willie Wilson, Jose Cardenal and Pete LaCock
  12. Peoria Chiefs voucher for 4 Club Box Seats to any 2014 regular season game
  13. Peoria Rivermen voucher for 4 Upper Bowl Tickets to any 2013-14 regular season game
  14. St. Louis Cardinals voucher for two tickets to any Monday-Thursday 2014 regular season game, excluding May 12-15, May 26-28 amd August 5-7.
  15. Two rounds of golf with cart at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course (in Bloomington)
  16. Two rounds of golf with cart at Highland Park Golf Course (in Bloomington)
  17. Two rounds of golf with cart at Prairie Vista Golf Course (in Bloomington)
  18. Overnight stay at the Parke Regency Hotel (in Bloomington)
  19. Gift certificate to The Tavern at the Parke Regency Hotel (in Bloomington)
  20. Overnight stay at the Uptown Normal Marriott Hotel
  21. Overnight stay at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (in Bloomington)
  22. Overnight stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Normal
  23. Overnight stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites Airport (in Bloomington)
  24. Travel bag and bag tags from Suzi Davis Travel
  25. Two large pizzas from Pizza Hut on College Ave., Normal
  26. Two buffets and two drinks from Chicago Style Pizzeria
  27. Three pizzas from Lucca Grill in Bloomington
  28. Gift certificates to Chili’s
  29. Gift certificates to Avanti’s Italian Restaurants
  30. Voucher for four tickets to a Bloomington Thunder game
  31. Gift certificate to Buffalo Wild Wings
  32. Nike pullover and stocking cap
  33. IHSA polo shirts and the book 100 years of March Madness
  34. Voucher for four tickets to a 2014 Normal Cornbelters home game
  35. Gift card to The Links at Ireland Grove golf course
  36. Certificates for 2 lbs. of wings at Schooner’s in Bloomington
  37. Autographed panel footbal by St. Louis Ram Lance Kendricks
  38. Gift certificates to Tobin’s Pizza in Bloomington
  39. Gift certificates to Carlos O’Kelly’s in Bloomington
  40. Gift certificates to Papa Murphy’s
  41. Gift cards to C.J.’s Restaurant in Bloomington
  42. Gift cards to D.P. Dough in Normal
  43. Complimentary overnight stay at Candlewood Suites in Normal
  44. Complimentary overnight stay at Comfort Suites East in Bloomington
  45. Complimentary overnight stay at The Chateau in Bloomington
  46. Complimentary overnight stay at Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington
  47. Complimentary overnight stay at Holiday Inn Express West in Bloomington
  48. Complimentary overnight staty at Courtyard by Marriott in Normal

35th Annual State Farm Holiday Classic dates, field set for 2013

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Follow the Holiday Classic on facebook

Follow along with the 2013 State Farm Holiday Classic by becoming a fan of the tournament’s official facebook page. Get all the latest on participating teams, players, game results and interesting tidbits about the nation’s largest coed holiday high school basketball tournament.

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2014 Holiday Classic Scholarship applications

The 2013 Holiday Classic Scholarship application deadline has passed. Applications for 2014 scholarships will be available in January, 2014 on this page! 

The Holiday Classic Scholarship Fund was created by the State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament to award four, $1,000 scholarships each year to student-athletes from participating schools in our tournament.

Established to recognize and award scholarships to eligible high school seniors who participated in this past year’s tournament, a selection committee of current and former educators choose the winners based on their leadership skills and academic performance. Applicants are asked to demonstrate their experiences in student activities and community service, and are required to submit an essay titled “How my high school sports experience helped prepare me for success in higher education.

The Holiday Classic Scholarship fund is administered through the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation in Bloomington, IL, and scholarships are made directly to the attending college/university of those winning student. One winner from each of the four tournament brackets (Small School Boys, Small School Girls, Large School Boys and Large School Girls) will be awarded a scholarship.

All eligible applicants must:

  • have been on the roster of a participating team in the 2013 State Farm Holiday Classic
  • be a graduating senior this spring
  • maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • be admitted to and plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college

Applications must be submitted and postmarked by April 1, 2014, and include the following:

  • Brief essay (200-500 words) entitled “How my high school sports experience helped prepare me for success in higher education.”
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from those who have worked with you in student activities or community service programs, like a coach, principal, guidance counselor, etc.
  • Copy of your accumulative transcripts including the most recent completed semester.
  • Proof (note on school letterhead) from basketball coach that you have been or will be awarded a varsity letter in basketball.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Scholarship Application
Classic Tournament, Inc.
P.O. Box 1887
Bloomington, IL 61702

Previous Holiday Classic Scholarship recipients:

  • Taylor Baucom – Camp Point Central (2006)
  • Jordan Christensen – Sherrard (2006)
  • Cherelle Gay – Bloomington (2006)
  • Matt Pelton – Bloomington Central Catholic (2006)
  • Patrick Doggett – CPCI (2007)
  • Jack Hainline – Stanford Olympia (2007)
  • Kimmy White – Olney East Richland (2007)
  • Brandi Branka – Kankakee Bishop Mac (2008)
  • Andrew Etheridge – Normal Community (2008)
  • Kati Hinshaw – Normal West (2008)
  • Randall Koehler – Roanoke-Benson (2008)
  • Samantha Reich – Park Ridge Maine South (2008)
  • Kristen Baldwin – Normal Community (2009)
  • Luke Harbers – Normal U-High (2009)
  • Cora Jeffers – Williamsville (2009)
  • Ross Munsterman – CPCI (2009)
  • Kevin Bischoff – Normal Community (2010)
  • Rachael Graham – St. Joseph-Ogden (2010)
  • Erin McGinnis – Normal West (2010)
  • Andrew Sipes – Grayslake Central (2010)
  • Nickolena Coop – Downs Tri-Valley (2011)
  • Blake Doane, Quincy Notre Dame (2011)
  • Kayla Moore, Sterling Newman Central Catholic (2011)
  • Ryan Schmidt, Bloomington Central Catholic (2011)
  • Brian Ehresman, El Paso-Gridley (2012)
  • Paige Lobdell, Sterling (2012)
  • Annie O’Malley, Bloomington Central Catholic (2012)
  • Patrick Walsh, Lombard Glenbard East (2012)
  • Bradley Dulle, Normal U-High (2013)
  • Lauren Frank, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (2013)
  • Cole Hasselbring, Cissna Park (2013)
  • Megan O’Donnell, Bloomington Central Catholic (2013)

Congrats & Good Luck to the boys from St. Joseph-Ogden

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Congrats & Good Luck to the Morton Lady Potters

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Congrats and Good Luck to Annawan, Champaign St. Thomas More & El Paso Gridley

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Congrats to the 2012 Classic Champions

All the results from the 2012 State Farm Holiday Classic, including All-Tournament Teams [Read more...]

Current Top Scorers

Listed below are all players who were averaging at least 10 points per game through the end of Day 3.

Player’s Name

School

Avg

 

Points

FG

3FG

FT

 

Games

Division:

BA

Schlipf, Bodee El Paso-Gridley 23.25 93 34 1 22 4
Hasselbring, Cole Cissna Park 17.75 71 22 0 27 4
Cowden, Blake Downs Tri-Valley 16.75 67 20 6 9 4
Smith, Dylan Macon Meridian 16.75 67 26 0 15 4
Carter, Ricky Peoria Christian 16.75 67 23 3 12 4
Fitch, Alex Quincy Notre Dame 21.00 63 22 3 10 3
Schluter, Brent St. Joseph-Ogden 15.75 63 26 1 8 4
Bounds, Addison Fairbury Prairie Central 15.50 62 21 2 14 4
Goveia, Travis Downs Tri-Valley 15.50 62 25 0 12 4
Armoska, Steven Rock Falls 15.00 60 26 0 8 4
Kopelman, Thomas Rockford Lutheran 18.67 56 8 9 13 3
Brady Sanders Minonk Fieldcrest 18.67 56 17 3 13 3
Small, Khalil Chi. Providence St. Mel 17.00 51 15 3 12 3
Joop, Storm Champaign St. Thomas More 12.75 51 20 1 8 4
Stroud, Reese Stanford Olympia 12.25 49 21 0 7 4
Rabe, Alex Cissna Park 12.00 48 12 4 12 4
Wieting, Nate Rockford Lutheran 15.33 46 21 0 4 3
Jones, Kyler Champaign St. Thomas More 11.50 46 14 2 12 4
Patton, Chase St. Joseph-Ogden 15.33 46 14 3 9 3
Anderson, Beau Cissna Park 11.00 44 11 4 10 4
Reinhart, Jake Bloomington Central Catholic 10.75 43 9 6 7 4
King, Tevin Chi. Providence St. Mel 14.00 42 11 3 11 3
Maurer, Lane Fairbury Prairie Central 10.25 41 8 5 10 4
Hoffman, Kyler Fairbury Prairie Central 10.00 40 4 8 8 4
Hoogerwerf, Adam Rock Island Alleman 12.67 38 10 3 9 3
Kellen, Joseph Rockford Lutheran 11.00 33 7 6 1 3
Drew Barth Minonk Fieldcrest 10.00 30 6 5 3 3

Division:

BAA

Johnson, AJ Chillicothe IVC 18.25 73 16 9 14 4
Bates-Diop, Keita Normal University 17.75 71 18 5 20 4
Hall, Kurt North Chicago 21.33 64 24 1 13 3
Finke, Michael Champaign Centennial 15.75 63 18 6 9 4
Hohlfelder, Sam Mahomet-Seymour 15.25 61 8 10 15 4
Granath, Jack Rockton Hononegah 15.25 61 23 2 9 4
Mack, Keith Chicago North Lawndale 20.33 61 23 0 15 3
Amos-Mays, JaVairius North Chicago 20.00 60 8 11 11 3
Doyle, Jacob Rockton Hononegah 12.75 51 19 4 1 4
Wilson, Jake Rockton Hononegah 12.25 49 10 6 11 4
Feehan, Shea Peoria Notre Dame 16.33 49 5 8 15 3
Diedrich, Connor Mahomet-Seymour 12.25 49 15 3 10 4
Thomas, Donte South Holland Thornwood 12.00 48 17 1 11 4
Seibring, Trevor Normal Community 12.00 48 19 0 10 4
Reed, Danny Grayslake Central 12.00 48 19 1 7 4
Owens, Reilly Chillicothe IVC 11.75 47 14 3 10 4
Carr, C.J. Rock Island 14.67 44 10 3 15 3
Wagner, Jake Huntley 10.50 42 9 7 3 4
Reynolds, Nic Peoria Notre Dame 13.67 41 7 5 12 3
Garrett, Alonzo Plainfield South 13.67 41 6 7 8 3
Nelson, Isaiah Springfield 13.33 40 8 8 0 3
Brown, Raahsaan Rock Island 13.00 39 17 0 5 3
McCloud, JayQuan North Chicago 11.67 35 11 3 4 3
Hanley, Peter Peoria Notre Dame 10.67 32 13 0 6 3
Wildermuth, Malik Normal University 10.67 32 6 6 2 3
Wildermuth, Kane Normal University 10.67 32 10 0 12 3
Only, Bryce Huntley 10.33 31 14 0 3 3
Quawone Harris Calumet City TF North 11.50 23 9 0 5 2
Magee, Caleb Chillicothe IVC 15.00 15 2 3 2 1

Division:

GA

VanHyfte, Celina Annawan 27.67 83 28 0 27 3
Rebekah Ehresman El Paso-Gridley 17.75 71 21 5 14 4
Schoonover, Allie Pana 17.00 68 19 4 18 4
Wallace, Hannah Brimfield 15.75 63 25 1 10 4
Myroth, Taylor Peoria Christian 14.75 59 11 6 19 4
Crane, Laura Fairbury Prairie Central 14.50 58 24 0 10 4
Trimble, Bailey St. Joseph-Ogden 14.25 57 9 12 3 4
Mammosser, Morgan Rock Falls 13.00 52 15 1 19 4
Codee Schlipf El Paso-Gridley 12.00 48 16 3 7 4
Landis, Ashley St. Joseph-Ogden 11.75 47 8 3 22 4
Weber, Gabby Fairbury Prairie Central 11.50 46 16 0 14 4
Payne, Kyleigh Kankakee Bishop Mac 11.50 46 14 0 18 4
McGraw, Molly Bloomington Central Catholic 15.33 46 17 1 9 3
Giddings, Jordan Rock Falls 11.50 46 18 0 10 4
Wallen, Lexi Champaign St. Thomas More 15.00 45 16 3 4 3
Davis, Danielle Bloomington Central Catholic 15.00 45 17 2 5 3
Sapetti, Laryn Rochester 14.00 42 15 0 12 3
Oswalt, Mary Alice Sterling Newman 10.50 42 15 2 6 4
Merrit, Maddie Downs Tri-Valley 10.50 42 15 1 9 4
Bohnert, Anne Rock Island Alleman 10.00 40 13 1 11 4
Sanders, Khadaizha Kankakee Bishop Mac 20.00 40 9 4 10 2
Harshbarger, Randa Champaign St. Thomas More 13.00 39 12 3 6 3
O’Donnel, Megan Bloomington Central Catholic 12.33 37 6 8 1 3
McCoy, Tori Champaign St. Thomas More 10.00 30 14 0 2 3

Division:

GAA

Larson, Kirsten Belvidere North 17.25 69 9 14 9 4
Elger, Olivia Peoria Richwoods 21.00 63 17 8 5 3
Griffin, Bhrea Chicago Morgan Park 12.75 51 14 6 5 4
Ioerger, Cassidy Metamora 12.75 51 19 0 13 4
Bertoni, Tiffany Springfield Sacred Heart-Griff 11.25 45 8 6 11 4
Brewer, Shavonne Rock Island 14.67 44 17 2 4 3
Byrne, Kaitlyn Morton 10.75 43 16 1 8 4
Ryan, Chandler Morton 10.75 43 7 9 2 4
Detra, Brenna Peoria Richwoods 14.33 43 18 2 1 3
Martensen, Anna Belvidere North 10.50 42 13 0 16 4
Simmons, Stacia Champaign Centennial 13.67 41 17 0 7 3
Bielfeldt, Matti Peoria Notre Dame 10.25 41 19 0 3 4
Martinez, Katelynn Champaign Centennial 13.33 40 9 5 7 3
DeFauw, Jamie Geneseo 10.00 40 19 0 2 4
Fetter, Meghan Springfield 12.33 37 17 0 3 3
Cross, Chelsea Champaign Centennial 11.00 33 13 0 7 3
Jachino, Andrea Springfield Sacred Heart-Griff 10.00 10 1 0 8 1

Collectible Holiday Classic Popcorn Tins for Sale

These 1 Gallon Tins of Popcorn from Chicago Kernel make great gifts for you or others this Holiday season. They feature a custom-designed lid that includes the entire field of teams from the 2012 State Farm Holiday Classic. [Read more...]