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2006 Good Life Classic has great field but no sponsor

December 11, 2006

Albany - Another prestigious field has been assembled for the Good Life City Basketball classic. But the lack of sponsor has the future of one of the state's oldest holiday tournaments is in jeopardy.

The tournament will start on Friday and runs through next Tuesday at Albany High.

The field not only includes the four city high schools but also Bainbridge, Manchester, Swainsboro, Brooks County, Worth County and Lee County.

While the tournament has found a great field, they are still searching for sponsors.

Whose money helps feed the players and pay for hotel rooms for participating teams who are not located close to Albany.

This year's tournament will go on as planned.

However, unless a sponsor or sponsors are found, there may not be a next year.

Albany High coach Archie Chatmon, who recruits teams for the tournament, said.  "We are just going to try to cut our losses this year and do the best we can. However, to keep the tournament going in the format that it is now. We need someone to come in and sponsor it for us." 

Whether it is small or large donation, if you wish to sponsor the Good Life City Basketball Classic call the Dougherty County School System Athletic Department at 229-431-3308.  

2006 Good Life Basketball Classic
at Albany High Gym

Friday December 15, 2006
Game 1: Brooks Co. vs Worth Co.  6pm
Game 2: Lee Co. vs Monroe 7:30pm

Saturday December 16, 2006
Game 3: Westover vs Brooks Co/Worth Co winner 4pm
Game 4: Swainsboro vs Lee Co/Monroe winner 5:30pm
Game 5: Manchester vs Albany 7pm
Game 6: Bainbridge vs Dougherty 8:30pm

Monday December 18, 2006
Game 7: Game 5 loser vs Game 6 loser 2:30pm
Game 8: Game 3 loser vs Game 4 loser 4pm
Game 9: Game 1 loser vs Game 2 loser 5:30pm
Game 10: Game 3 winner vs Game 4 winner 7pm
Game 11: Game 5 winner vs Game 6 winner 8:30pm

Tuesday December 19, 2006
3rd place game: Game 10 loser vs Game 11 loser 6pm
Championship: Game 10 winner vs Game 11 winner 7:30pm