All eight Southern Indiana Athletic Conference (SIAC) school’s varsity boys’ basketball programs will match up with an area opponent. Tickets will be $10 and are currently available for sale at the Ford Center Box Office and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased through each school’s athletic department.
The United Fidelity Bank River City Showcase will be the first-ever high school basketball event held at the state-of-the-art Ford Center since it’s opening in 2011. The showcase will bring high school basketball fans from the region to the Ford Center for some exceptional competition. Bragging rights and school pride will be on the line as student-athletes compete with the support and presence of each school’s pep bands, cheer and dance teams, choirs, and student fans. The Evansville Sports Corporation is launching this event in collaboration with the Ford Center, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) and the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference (SIAC).
Eric Marvin, President of the Evansville Sports Corporation said, “Experiencing Indiana high school basketball in the Ford Center is going to be special for both the student-athletes and fans. Hosting this event would not be possible without the support of United Fidelity Bank, the City of Evansville, Ford Center, EVSC and SIAC. We are very grateful for all of their efforts to help create this unique opportunity for the high schools and basketball fans in the region.”
Scheduled matchups include:
Friday, December 7, 2018
6 p.m. (CST) – Evansville North vs. Henderson County
8 p.m. (CST) – Evansville Central vs. Gibson Southern
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10 a.m. (CST) – Castle vs. Bedford North Lawrence
12 p.m. (CST) – Mater Dei vs. Southridge
2 p.m. (CST) – Evansville Harrison vs. Princeton
4 p.m. (CST) – Evansville Reitz vs. Jasper
6 p.m. (CST) – Reitz Memorial vs. Barr-Reeve
8 p.m. (CST) – Evansville Bosse vs. Forest Park
For additional information on this event, visit rivercityshowcase.com, or contact Eric Marvin at (812) 434-7699.
The Evansville Sports Corporation is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit with the mission of enhancing Southwestern Indiana’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of high profile, signature sporting events.