WELCOME TO THE MCDONALD’S TEXAS INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Words will never fully convey our excitement in hosting the McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament. This is the 14th year in which the City of Pasadena, its Chamber of Commerce and the Pasadena Independent School District have joined together to host this tournament, along with our chamber and school district partners in Deer Park. With its 48 boy’s teams and 32 girl’s teams, the tournament has grown to be one of the largest and most well-known basketball tournaments in Texas.
The line up each year includes some of the top teams and best players in the state. More often than not, the eventual state champion got its start this season in our tournament. Without a doubt you will see some outstanding basketball played starting Nov. 17.
More than 400 community volunteers are hard at work to ensure that our tournament goes off without a hitch. We absolutely want you to have a great time in our community. The leaders of our tournament steering committee and our community take great pride in supporting our youth, not just in our town, but across Texas. I am deeply appreciative of the work they do in preparation for our tournament.
The tournament is more than just a game to us. All the profits from the tournament are donated to the Pasadena ISD and Deer Park ISD education foundations. As an extension of their mission, the funds are then given to teachers to support innovative teaching projects to assist students in the classroom. Since the tournament’s inception in 2003, more than $1.8 million has been raised to support our students. That’s what it’s all about…making a difference in the lives of our children and young people.
None of that work would be possible without the financial support of more than 125 sponsors. These business owners and corporations know the value of a well-educated work force. They understand the goal of our tournament is to benefit our students. That’s why they continue to give each year. Take note of who they are. I encourage you to do business with them if you have a need for their services and products. You will enjoy getting to know them.
Scroll through this website for game times, locations and additional information about the tournament. It is our hope that you enjoy the 198 games that will be played in the McDonald’s Texas Invitational in November. Watch as many of them as you can. Cheer the student athletes who pour their heart into every second of every game. I know they feed off the energy you bring to the tournament.
Thank you for being a part of something special.
2016 Tournament Chair