More than 50 teams will play a total of 73 games over the next 5 days

Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed and the table is all cleaned up, the most wonderful time of year is upon us.  The holiday season gives us so much to look forward to and at DME Academy we have yet another reason to be cheerful.  For the last five years, DME Academy has been putting on one of the biggest basketball tournaments in Florida each December. 

Since the tournament’s origin, the DME Academy Beach and Ball Tournament has grown exponentially. This year more than 50 teams from all across the United States will travel to the “most famous beach” Daytona Beach in the World for an intense five days of action. 

This year is also special because, for the first time, Halifax Health will be the main sponsor of the event. As the official healthcare provider for DME Academy, Halifax Health will make sure that all athletes attending the event are safe to compete and have the care they need during competition. Halifax has been caring for Volusia and Flagler County residents since 1928. Their mission is to be the community healthcare leader through exceptional talent and superior patient-centered service delivered in a financially sustainable manner.

The tournament starts tomorrow, December 7th, and will come to a close on Sunday, December 11th. Over the course of the five days, more than 70 games will be played at DME Academy’s Field House. The event will host some of the best high school basketball players in the country and is expected to gain attention from scouts nationwide. 

It is hard to choose, but we have narrowed the 70 games down to 10 marquee matchups to watch for: 

Wednesday

• DME vs NFEI• Montverde vs Miami Prep

Thursday

• Tri City Prep vs DME• Combine vs Montverde

Friday

• Combine vs 212 Academy• United Scholastic vs Speights

Saturday

• IMG vs DME• Stellazura vs DME

Sunday

• Victory Rock vs United Scholastic• Stellazura vs Speights

The most valuable player of each game will also be going home with some hardware. The team at DME put together unique medals for each player receiving the honor. More than 70 MVP medals will be awarded with shoutouts on Twitter and Instagram! 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @DMESportsAcad, and on Instagram: @DMESportsAcademy to stay up to date on all of the action during the tournament!