The Pontiac Holiday Tournament, founded in 1926 by Don “Cash” Seaton, physical education teacher and head basketball coach, has the distinction of being the original and oldest high school Christmas tournament in the nation. Seaton envisioned an event that would bring teams from different parts of the state to Central Illinois for three days during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. This is still the goal of of our tournament today. It is our hope that you the fans have a great experience watching some of the best teams, players, and coaches in Illinois participate...
The cost of a season ticket is $39.00 – The season ticket is good for all 26 games. Tickets may be purchased in the Tournament Office at PTHS until Tuesday, December 20th. After this day, tickets can be purchased at Donnells in Pontiac. Please make checks payable to Pontiac Holiday Tournament.
Tickets may be purchased for each session in the Tournament Office. Admission prices for all sessions are $10 for the main floor and $9 for the east or west balcony.
Advance session tickets may be purchased during the tournament in the Tournament Office. Infants (under 2) in arms are Free. NO SINGLE GAME TICKETS ARE SOLD.
ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED.
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PHT Director, Jim Drengwitz, was inducted in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this year as a friend of basketball for his many successful years leading the Pontiac Holiday Tournament. Congratulations to Mr. Drengwitz and his family for an incredible honor.
PHT was well represented in the IHSA Boys Basketball State Tournament —– Congratulations to the following PHT teams who advanced to the finals in Peoria:
Chicago Curie captured their first Class 4A Championship. Benet Academy finished 2nd in Class 4A, and Chicago Simeon won the 3rd place trophy in 4A. Peoria Manual took home the 3rd place trophy in Class 3A.
All 26 games will be streamed live on HighSchoolCube.com. To view the games already played and game highlights go to Quick Links and click on HighSchoolCube.
Ball Is Life.com highlights of Morris Dunnigan