The 29th annual Big Atlantic Classic tipped off in Beckley. Park middle school and Eastern Greenbrier middle school tipped off the tournament. 43 elementary, middle, high school and college teams will be taking to the court at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center. This tournament is a precursor to the WV State basketball tournament in march and provides a big boost to the area.
” They stay here, they eat here, they shop here. We’ve figured that in the course of one week this has over a 1 million dollar impact on the economy of southern West Virginia, ” Terry Miller, Big Atlantic Classic Tournament Director, said.
Games will continue for the rest of the week.