Place: Hotel Sheraton Resort and Towers.
Events: Basketball (16 team men's open): Former / active Olympic / professional / semi-professional and recreational players from Canada, USA and Mexico. Among other competitions are: (1km, 5km & 10km) (5) KM. Fun Run and a Master’s (over 45 years old) basketball division, Aerobics Marathon, tennis (all levels), (110) youth soccer teams, 100+ participants in disc golf. More than 2,000 participants in seven sports. Open to the public to participate or simply enjoy the events. Welcome cocktail approx. (800) persons: Hosted by Municipality of Vallarta, Jalisco Secretary of Tourism.
Background: Last year's 12th Annual Sports Classic drew more than 1,500 participants, as well as their friends and families. (This year we anticipate over 2,000 persons). The five days of competitions included a new children's basketball division, ages 13 to 16. The men's division saw lots of NBA stars and International star players, including Jerome Kersey, Jeff Moore, Berry Randle and Greg Wiltjer. Ron Putzi, Karl Tillleman, Lars Hansen, Dan Meagher, Bob Hieltjes, numerous Mexican National team players and the Univ. of British Columbia to the list of NBA and international basketball stars that have participated in our event. Tennis, aerobics, spin bike, soccer, softball and a 5K marathon rounded out the menu.
Social events nightly: Carlos O'Brian's and The Zoo club.
Information: Sheraton Buganvilias resort: (322) 226 04 04 ext. 6038 - Attn: Verónica Alarcón, Event Coordinator.
IMAGES FROM LAST YEAR'S EVENT
6 time event Champion Aga basketball team.
Youth division Champions Portland and their coach and Olympian Greg Wiltjer.
Bob Hieltjes in action vs. 2005 Champion Caballito.
Welcome media conference.
Copa Vallarta soccer division (80 + youth teams).
More basketball action.
Legendary Jeff Moore for another two points !
Youth Hoops Division Portland Vs. Vallarta.
Tennis Division action at the Sheraton.
Jalisco Secretary of Tourism Lic. Horacio Gonzalez P. and Mayor Gustavo Gonzalez V. receive Vips at the welcome cocktail.
Embassy Softball division action.
Aerobics Division at Los Arcos