2017 Holy Cross Men’s Open Basketball Tournament

March 24, 25, 26 & April 7, 8, 9
49th Anniversary
1969 – 2017

Welcome, to each and every one of you – the best basketball fans a person could ask for. We are proud to present to you the 49th Annual Holy Cross Men’s Open Basketball Tournament. This is a special, transitional year as we ready ourselves to showcase the “Best in the Midwest” once again for the enjoyment of all of our fans – both young and old. We are not taking this year’s Tournament for granted; yet as we prepare and put on another memorable event, in the back of our minds we are excited in anticipation of the 50th year of Class A performance here at Holy Cross. As new ideas are discussed and plans are being tossed around, next year promises to be very special.

The past year has been a real personal challenge for me, and I can only hope that all of you are happy with the result of many hours of hard work and worry. I have learned not to take anything for granted and to both enjoy as well as cherish every moment offered by this wonderful event, year after year. There are countless hours spent on every facet of this Tournament, and as I have stated in the past – this is much, much more than just basketball. After many years as your Tournament Director, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside some of the finest people around. This is truly an awesome experience as each year has been and will continue to be unique in its own way.

I am, always have been, and always will be proud to call myself the “Tournament Director.” But, believe me, I could not do this without the many unbelievable people who give their time and talent, over and over again. This is an incredible community, and I could not be prouder to be just a very small part of it. To the numerous volunteers who step up and make this Tournament possible, especially this year when I personally cannot get the job done myself, THANK YOU. You are all amazing, and I want every single one of you to know that I sincerely appreciate all that you do for this Tournament and for me.

So please – sit back and enjoy.
God Bless,

Lee Vander Sanden

Tournament Director

Holy Cross Men’s Open Registration Form: click here

Concession/Admission/Kitchen Volunteer Sign up : click here