The Ellicottville Central School Athletic Department is proud to announce the partnership with Holiday Valley to sponsor the Third annual Holiday Valley Tip-Off Holiday Basketball Tournament Dec. 14, 15 and 16.  This event will be held in the Ellicottville gymnasium and will feature both the boys and girls Varsity basketball teams.

We are excited and thankful that Holiday Valley has stepped up again in our community and again is our MAIN sponsor. Along with support of the Ellicottville Sports Boosters, several other businesses we would like to thank for their support: CCSE Federal Credit Union, Jock Shop, Madigan’s, Ellicottville Snowed In, Culpepers Wood Preserves and JD Northrup Construction.

The three-day tournament will award the top two teams and select an All-Tournament team.  Two of our neighboring schools accepted the invitation to play this year— the Springville Griffins and Randolph Cardinals.  ECS girls and boys will host the Frewsburg Bears on Thursday, Dec. 14— girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow, to kick off the tournament.

The boys of Chautauqua Lake will play Springville Griffins, and opening Friday will be the girls of Gowanda playing the Randolph Cardinals.  Saturday at 11 a.m. starts the girls’ consolation game, followed by the boys’ consolation, with girls’ championships slated for 3 p.m. and boys’ championships at 5 p.m.   

All games have an admission charge of $1 for students and $2 for adults.  Holiday Valley continues its support of the Ellicottville school community and we are grateful for this opportunity to host a holiday tournament in our beautiful facility.  Thanks to the Ellicottville Sports Boosters and all other local businesses for the support in organizing and running the tournament and concessions. Be Loud, Be Proud, Be Positive !!