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San Jacinto Invitational

A poster for the 18th Annual San Jacinto Invitational.Let me be the first to welcome you to Pasadena ISD, San Jacinto Intermediate, Bondy Intermediate, Bonnette Jr. High, Jackson Intermediate, Queens Intermediate, Southmore Intermediate, Thompson Intermediate, Deer Park Junior High, Keller Middle School, La Porte Junior High, and South Houston Intermediate.  The San Jacinto Invitational was created in 2004 to provide an opportunity for local teams to participate in a competitive basketball tournament against out-of-district opponents.  During its inaugural year, the tournament included 8 teams and 12 games over a two-day period.  As we set to tip off our 18th year of existence, we will have 269  teams from 60 schools in 21 school districts competing in 536 games over the weekends of December 1-2, December 8-9, and December 15-16.  In order for our tournament to continue to be successful, I wanted to take an opportunity to share a few key points with our spectators.

  • Admission—We will be selling wristbands at each location that will allow you to enter any of the eleven locations.   Friday admission will be $5.00 and Saturday admission will be $5.00.  Each day will have a different band and passes will not be accepted.  Every team is guaranteed two games per day.  Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled game at each location.  Please do not attempt to enter the gyms before those times.  WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH AT THE DOOR FOR ADMISSION.
  • Please help us keep our gyms clean and enjoy all food or drinks in the hallway area.
  • Please lead by example and show good sportsmanship toward the referees.  We have contracted with one of the highest-recommended groups in Houston to provide the best referees possible for our tournaments.  We expect our coaches and players to respect the referees and ask all spectators to lead by example with their comments and actions toward the referees and tournament volunteers.  Inappropriate spectators will be asked to leave and not be allowed to return.  Any player who is ejected will not be able to return for the remainder of the tournament.
  • We will be selling Tournament T-shirts for $15.   Each school will be represented on the shirt.

Thank you in advance for supporting your teams as they compete in one of
the biggest 7
th/8th-grade tournaments in the country.  We are looking forward
to a great weekend of basketball. 

Coach Ryan Nygaard
San Jacinto Intermediate