Panama City Beach, FL--It's approaching Christmas and that means it's time to start talking about high school basketball tournaments that dot the landscape this time of year in our area. Among the events growing in popularity these last few years, the annual Area Glass Marlin Christmas Classic which is set for the week after Christmas.
That tournament will host 8 boys and 8 girls teams from this area and well beyond, with teams coming from as far away as Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Arnold assistant coach Rich Blaho is the driving force behind this now 7 year old event. "Yeah this tournament Scott has basically become an invitational tournament. We had over 60 teams call about trying to play in this year's event. And our tournament field for next year is almost complete already. So the reputation of the Marlin Christmas Classic is growing every year."
The games begin the Wednesday the 28th, in the morning and continue through Friday night of the 30th.