Heartland Hoops Classic 2021


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14th Annual Heartland Hoops Classic

      High School Basketball Challenge

Saturday • February 13, 2021

Doors Open: 7:00 a.m.


Covid-19 Guidance:

-City Mask Mandate

-Masks are REQUIRED by spectators, volunteers, & staff.

-Competitors are REQUIRED to wear a mask when not competing.

-Social Distancing will be practiced.

-Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.

-If you are sick please stay home!


Tickets on Sale Now!

(No single-game tickets sold)

Limit of 10 tickets!

Ticket Prices:

  • General Admission Session 1: $9.00 + Fees (Tickets Valid for One Session)
  • General Admission Session 2: $9.00 + Fees (Tickets Valid for One Session)
  • General Admission 2 Session Package: $15.50 + Fees (Tickets Valid for Both Sessions)
  • Ages 4 & Under: Free
  • Floor-courtside seats (Prearranged by event promoter) : 
    • VIP (Center-Court): $90.00 + Fees
    • East, West, and Remaining North Side: $66.75 + Fees

Buy Tickets Now – Session 1 Buy Tickets Now – Session 2  Buy Tickets Now – 2 Session Package  




  • No Single Game Tickets available for this event. 
  • Prices include sales tax. 
  • Tickets are Non-Refundable and will not be exchanged or upgraded.


Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.etix.com


Session 1:

8:00 a.m. Mullen vs Loomis

9:40 a.m. Elkhorn North vs St. Paul

11:20  a.m. Ashland Greenwood vs Northwest

1:00 p.m. Mt. Michael Benedictine vs Grand Island Senior High


Session 2:

3:45 p.m. BRLD vs Auburn

5:30 p.m. Grand Island Central Catholic vs Lincoln Pius X

7:15 p.m. Sunrise Christian Academy vs Bellevue West

9:00 p.m. Oak Hill Academy vs Millard North

An exciting lineup has been announced for the 14th Annual Heartland Hoops Classic at the Heartland Events Center. The Hoops Classic is scheduled for February 13, 2021. The upcoming event will feature three Grand Island teams as well as two high-profile national teams.

Two out-of-state favorites return to the Hoops Classic to face off against Nebraska’s best Class A teams. Sunrise Christian Academy will face 2020 Class A State Champion Bellevue West and Wisconsin Commit, Chucky Hepburn. Sunrise Christian’s Elite team has produced 38 Division I players, was a 2019 Geico Nationals Qualifier, and is currently ranked #2 on the MaxPreps Way-Too-Early Top 25.

Oak Hill Academy, a perennial national powerhouse, has produced 35 NBA players and countless Division I players over the years; the team is ranked #18 in the MaxPreps poll after graduating most of its starters. Oak Hill will take on Class A Runner-Up Millard North and star point guard Hunter Sallis.

No video cameras allowed.

Email Tino Martinez for any Media questions at heartlandhoopsclassicgi@gmail.com

For complete details visit http://www.heartlandhoopsclassic.com

The event is made possible by Tom Dinsdale Automotive, West Faidley Medical Center, and Pro Team Design.

 Fonner Park and the Heartland Events Center are not responsible for the planning or programming of third party events hosted at the Fonner Park Complex. All third party events are solely the responsibility of the contracted event organizer and said organizer should be contacted for specific event information.