Sports Classic 2021 - XXXI Anniversary Version
Sports Classic 2021 – XXXI Anniversary Version

Sports Classic is a recurring sporting event held in Puerto Vallarta, you can read about each specific event by accessing the following links:

XXXI Anniversary: Annual ‘Puerto Vallarta Int’l Sports Classic’, May 7-9, 2021

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:TELS. +52 (322) 297-2400, (322) 135 5236, (322) 226-0404 Information: Sheraton Buganvilias ResortPhone: 52 (322) 297-2400 or Cellphone (322) 135-5236 E-mail: veroalarcon2009@gmail.comAttn: Verónica Alarcón, Event Coordinator. "Mexican Sports Vacation Serves Whole Enchilada" By Guy MacPherson With summer nearing its end, many Canadians start dreaming of warmer climes. Here in Vancouver, we never stopped. After this mostly miserable season, I think we all owe David Duchovny a big apology. Vancouverite Howard Kelsey doesn’t have to dream. He’ll be back in sunny Mexico, where he spends part of each year. And he wants you to join him each May in a sports-vacation getaway in Puerto Vallarta. In 1990 Howard Kelsey started a humble basketball tournament in Puerto Vallarta for his friends who wanted to visit, just six teams playing on an outdoor court. Over the years, sponsors have come in, other sports have joined in, and the thing has grown to the point where next May’s “Sports Classic” reflects not just the year, but the number of anticipated participants. “A lot of my friends are basketball junkies”. “They phoned and said, ‘We want to go to Mexico for our vacation, but we want to play. Set up a tournament.’ So we did. At the time, Puerto Vallarta didn’t even have an indoor gym.” They have a gym now. It may not be air-conditioned, but it beats playing in the blazing sun. With more than 16 teams going, games run from 8 a.m. to midnight every day in 30ºC heat. The ...

XXIX Anniversary: Annual ‘Puerto Vallarta Int’l Sports Classic’, May 11-13, 2018

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:TELS. +52 (322) 297-2400, (322) 135 5236, (322) 226-0404 Information: Sheraton Buganvilias ResortPhone: 52 (322) 297-2400 or Cellphone (322) 135-5236 E-mail: veroalarcon2009@gmail.comAttn: Verónica Alarcón, Event Coordinator. "Mexican Sports Vacation Serves Whole Enchilada" By Guy MacPherson With summer nearing its end, many Canadians start dreaming of warmer climes. Here in Vancouver, we never stopped. After this mostly miserable season, I think we all owe David Duchovny a big apology. Vancouverite Howard Kelsey doesn’t have to dream. He’ll be back in sunny Mexico, where he spends part of each year. And he wants you to join him each May in a sports-vacation getaway in Puerto Vallarta. In 1990 Howard Kelsey started a humble basketball tournament in Puerto Vallarta for his friends who wanted to visit, just six teams playing on an outdoor court. Over the years, sponsors have come in, other sports have joined in, and the thing has grown to the point where next May’s “Sports Classic” reflects not just the year, but the number of anticipated participants. “A lot of my friends are basketball junkies”. “They phoned and said, ‘We want to go to Mexico for our vacation, but we want to play. Set up a tournament.’ So we did. At the time, Puerto Vallarta didn’t even have an indoor gym.” They have a gym now. It may not be air-conditioned, but it beats playing in the blazing sun. With more than 16 teams going, games run from 8 a.m. to midnight every day in 30ºC heat. The ...

May 20-22, 2005: (12th ANNUAL): “Puerto Vallarta Sidral Aga International Sports Classic”

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) Terry Fox vs. Cancer Run/Walk (aprox. 3,500 persons), Aerobics Marathon, tennis (all levels), (110) youth soccer teams, Canadian and US Embassy exhibition slow pitch softball, 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 and the Canadian Consulate. Background: Last year's 11th Annual Sports Classic drew more than 1,500 participants, as well as their friends and families. (This year we anticipate over 2,000 persons). Co-presented by the Canadian Embassy to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations with Mexico. Canadian Ambassador Gaetan Lavertu and Puerto Vallarta Mayor, Gustavo Gonzalez enjoyed a Vallarta sunset along with guests at the Sheraton Buganvilias kickoff cocktail. 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 ...

May 19-21, 2006: (13th ANNUAL): “Puerto Vallarta Sidral Aga International Sports Classic”

  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 ...

May 11-13, 2007: (14th ANNUAL): “Puerto Vallarta Sidral Aga International Sports Classic”

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 ...

May 16-18, 2008 15th Sidral Aga International Sports Classic Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION +52 (322) 226-0404Hotel Sheraton Resort and Towers 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. (400) persons: Hosted by Municipality of Vallarta, Jalisco, Former Secretary of Tourism and Former Mayor Gustavo González. Background: Last year's 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 Tilleman, 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. News on ...

May 15 – 17, 2009 16th Sidral Aga International Sports Classic Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION +52 (322) 226-0404Hotel Sheraton Resort and Towers 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, Soccer: over (150) teams in various divisions. > Open Men's (12-16 teams), Youth, (14 years and under), Masters (45 years and older), Bowling, 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. (400) persons: Hosted by Municipality of Vallarta, Jalisco, Mayor Lic. Javier Bravo C. Background: Last year's 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 Tilleman, 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 ResortPhone: 52 (322) 2972400 or ...

May 07 – 09, 2010 XVII Puerto Vallarta Int’l Sports Classic Presented by: Super Farmacias Guadalajara + Xtreme Gel

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:TELS. +52 (322) 297 2400, (322) 135 5236, (322) 226 0404 Information: Sheraton Buganvilias ResortPhone: 52 (322) 2972400 or Cel phone 322 1219432. E-mail:veronicaalarcon2009@hotmail.comAttn: Verónica Alarcón, Event Coordinator. "Mexican Sports Vacation Serves Whole Enchilada" By Guy MacPherson With summer nearing its end, many Canadians start dreaming of warmer climes. Here in Vancouver, we never stopped. After this mostly miserable season, I think we all owe David Duchovny a big apology. Vancouverite Howard Kelsey doesn’t have to dream. He’ll be back in sunny Mexico, where he spends part of each year. And he wants you to join him each May in a sports-vacation getaway in Puerto Vallarta. In 1990 Howard Kelsey started a humble basketball tournament in Puerto Vallarta for his friends who wanted to visit, just six teams playing on an outdoor court. Over the years, sponsors have come in, other sports have joined in, and the thing has grown to the point where next May’s “Sports Classic” reflects not just the year, but the number of anticipated participants. “A lot of my friends are basketball junkies”. “They phoned and said, ‘We want to go to Mexico for our vacation, but we want to play. Set up a tournament.’ So we did. At the time, Puerto Vallarta didn’t even have an indoor gym.” They have a gym now. It may not be air-conditioned, but it beats playing in the blazing sun. With more than 16 teams going, games run from 8 a.m. to midnight every day in 30ºC ...

May 06 – 08, 2011 XVII Puerto Vallarta Int’l Sports Classic Presented by: Super Farmacias Guadalajara + Xtreme Gel

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:TELS. +52 (322) 297 2400, (322) 135 5236, (322) 226 0404 Information: Sheraton Buganvilias ResortPhone: 52 (322) 2972400 or Cel phone 322 1219432. E-mail:veronicaalarcon2009@hotmail.comAttn: Verónica Alarcón, Event Coordinator. "Mexican Sports Vacation Serves Whole Enchilada" By Guy MacPherson With summer nearing its end, many Canadians start dreaming of warmer climes. Here in Vancouver, we never stopped. After this mostly miserable season, I think we all owe David Duchovny a big apology. Vancouverite Howard Kelsey doesn’t have to dream. He’ll be back in sunny Mexico, where he spends part of each year. And he wants you to join him each May in a sports-vacation getaway in Puerto Vallarta. In 1990 Howard Kelsey started a humble basketball tournament in Puerto Vallarta for his friends who wanted to visit, just six teams playing on an outdoor court. Over the years, sponsors have come in, other sports have joined in, and the thing has grown to the point where next May’s “Sports Classic” reflects not just the year, but the number of anticipated participants. “A lot of my friends are basketball junkies”. “They phoned and said, ‘We want to go to Mexico for our vacation, but we want to play. Set up a tournament.’ So we did. At the time, Puerto Vallarta didn’t even have an indoor gym.” They have a gym now. It may not be air-conditioned, but it beats playing in the blazing sun. With more than 16 teams going, games run from 8 a.m. to midnight every day in 30ºC ...

May 17 – 19, 2013 XVIII Puerto Vallarta Int’l Sports Classic Presented by: CanadaOne Foundation and V3

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: TELS. +52 (322) 297 2400, (322) 135 5236, (322) 226 0404 Information: Sheraton Buganvilias Resort Phone: 52 (322) 2972400 or Cel phone 322 1219432. E-mail:veronicaalarcon2009@hotmail.com Attn: Verónica Alarcón, Event Coordinator. "Mexican Sports Vacation Serves Whole Enchilada" By Guy MacPherson With summer nearing its end, many Canadians start dreaming of warmer climes. Here in Vancouver, we never stopped. After this mostly miserable season, I think we all owe David Duchovny a big apology. Vancouverite Howard Kelsey doesn’t have to dream. He’ll be back in sunny Mexico, where he spends part of each year. And he wants you to join him each May in a sports-vacation getaway in Puerto Vallarta. In 1990 Howard Kelsey started a humble basketball tournament in Puerto Vallarta for his friends who wanted to visit, just six teams playing on an outdoor court. Over the years, sponsors have come in, other sports have joined in, and the thing has grown to the point where next May’s “Sports Classic” reflects not just the year, but the number of anticipated participants. “A lot of my friends are basketball junkies”. “They phoned and said, ‘We want to go to Mexico for our vacation, but we want to play. Set up a tournament.’ So we did. At the time, Puerto Vallarta didn’t even have an indoor gym.” They have a gym now. It may not be air-conditioned, but it beats playing in the blazing sun. With more than 16 teams going, games run from 8 a.m. to midnight every ...

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