Culligan COP Classic 2017 tickets available starting Monday, May 29
For those who purchased the six-day Reserved Ticket Package or the six-day Preferred Ticket Package in 2016, you will receive an email from the Suncoast Credit Union Arena box office around May 24, 2017. This email will outline the process to "renew" your same seats. If you want to modify your order by changing the number of tickets or location, that process will also be covered. We will hold your seat until June 30, 2017. If no action has been taken the seats will be released for re-sale.  

For those who did not have a Reserved Package in 2016, you may reserve any of the options listed below:
  1. The six-day Preferred Ticket Package: A single seat 6-day ticket package for $250.00 plus a $10.00 processing fee with seating in the first two rows directly behind the team benches and scorer's table (west side of the arena) or the opposite side, first and second rows (east side of the arena). 
  2. The six-day Reserved Ticket Package: A single seat six-day ticket package for $128.00 plus a $10.00 processing fee with the remaining courtside seating (east & west sides of the arena).
  3. VIP Parking: A six-day Reserved Parking Pass is available for $60.00 plus a $5.00 processing fee.
  4. General Admission: Single-day General Admission is available for $15.00 per day (Day 5 & Day 6 tickets are $20.00) These prices include the Processing fee.
  5. Reserved seat: Single-day reserved seats will be available at a later date. 
Those wishing to donate to the Friends of The Classic can do so by visiting the Friends of The Classic page on our website. 

The Hoop Scoop predicts Kentucky's recruiting class is on track to be the best ever

It may be a little early to publish a top ranking for the Class of 2017, seeing as seven of the top 100-ranked seniors are still available. Nonetheless, The Hoop Scoop predicts that the # 1-ranked recruiting class will be the University of Kentucky.

The Hoop Scoop says 7'0 Mohamed Bamba (Westtown School, Pa.), who they've currently ranked #3 nationally in the senior class, would "be the icing on the cake." They go on to say that "Bamba also could make things interesting if he opts for Duke, instead of the Wildcats, because of his addition to a recruiting class that currently is ranked #8."

Other COP Players featured in the ranking include:
  • 6'3 Trevon Duval, IMG Academy, Fla. 
  • 6'5 M.J. Walker, Jonesboro, Ga.
  • 6'10 Jeremiah Tilmon, East St. Louis, Ill.
  • 6'7 Jordan Tucker, Wheeler, Ga. 
  • 6'1 Quade Green, Neumann-Goretti, Pa. 
  • 6'5 Hamidou Diallo, Putnam Science, Conn.
  • 6'8 Kevin Knox, Tampa Catholic, Fla.
  • 6'11 Nick Richards, The Patrick School, N.J.
  • 6'5 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamilton Heights, Tenn.
2017 Signature Series gets a new look, features four of the best small town teams in the country

(Photo credit: Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wis)

Traditionally, the Signature Series has featured non-accredited teams from various states that couldn't participate in the main bracket. This year, we're switching things up a bit. The 2017 Signature Series will feature four of the best small town teams in America, including:
                    • Kaukauna, Wis., featuring Jordan McCabe
                    • Mars, Pa., featuring Robby Carmody
                    • Corbin, Ky., featuring Andrew Taylor
                    • Upson-Lee, Ga., featuring Tavias Fagan
Welcoming new board member 
John M. Pollock,  CIC

John Pollock is a regional insurance president with BB&T Insurance Services with leadership responsibilities for Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. As one of four regional insurance presidents nationwide, Pollock is a member of the executive committee of BB&T Insurance Services which is ranked as the fifth largest insurance broker in the nation and the sixth largest in the world.  

John is very committed to serving his community and industry where he has held several leadership positions.  Locally, John serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Lee County, the Advisory Council for Florida Gulf Coast University's Lutgert College of Business, and is a member of the Florida Council of 100. John lives in Fort Myers with his wife Kim and their family Paige, Mallory, and Bryson.

Formed in 2008, Millennium Physician Group has grown into one of the largest comprehensive primary care practices with more than 200 health care providers located throughout Southwest Florida. With corporate headquarters in Fort Myers, Millennium Physician Group consists of primary care offices, Imaging Centers, Lab Services and Wellness Programs. You can also find various programs, such as weight management and smoking cessation, led by Millennium Physician Group doctors. At Millennium Physician Group, you can trust that you and your loved ones will receive the very best in medical care by our highly skilled physicians and qualified staff members.

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45th Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic
FSW - Suncoast Credit Union Arena 

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