The 1st (First) Annual Asian Heritage Tournament is sought out to bring together our Asian communities, along with those who love the culture globally, to participate in a fun, competitive and educational experience through sports. Featuring a limited pool of teams, the event will be split into two divisions, Friendship and Elite, with the goal of creating parity. With so many Asian sports interest communities spread across the world, our focus is to provide a spotlight on the deep cultural ties between basketball and Asian culture.
The Friendship Division features a cash prize of $8,000 and will headline teams that are looking to participate in exhibition-style games in a casual competitive environment. Players in the Elite Division, will compete for a whopping $12,000, or North America’s largest championship prize ever awarded in an Asian basketball tournament. In this division, the best of the best ballers from across the country and world will showcase and highlight their talents.
Location – Basketball City (at Pier 36) is a 70,000 sq. ft. “state-of-the-art” Sports & Entertainment facility, which contains seven air-conditioned basketball courts with glass backboards, electronic scoreboards, automated video system and first-class locker rooms. The venue also includes a VIP Mezzanine, a 55,000+ sq. ft. parking lot, and a 15,000 sq. ft. deck on the East River overlooking the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the Statue of Liberty. Since its inception, Basketball City has been proud to serve the community and provide opportunities and experiences for thousands of kids. As Basketball City celebrated its 20th anniversary this September, its contributions to the community exceeded $700,000 in 2016 and over $2 million for the past 3 years.