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October 28, 2021 (DURHAM, N.C.) – The Durham Sports Commission (DSC) is pleased to announce the Durham Sports Club as title sponsor of the 2021 Champion Durham Classic. The inaugural high school basketball holiday invitational will be held at McDougald-McLendon Arena on the campus of North Carolina Central University on December 27-29.

“The Champion Durham Classic will showcase the talent of Durham student-athletes, aligning well with the mission of the Durham Sports Club to do more when it comes to helping our community and especially uplifting youth in the area,” said Edwin Bryson, president of the Durham Sports Club. “We hope to see many in the community come out to support the local Durham teams competing on the hardwood in December.”

The Durham Sports Club has met regularly since the 1960s, now convening twice monthly for those who share a mutual interest in sports. Although the Durham Sports Club exists primarily as a social organization, it offers various awards and recognition throughout the year to deserving individuals and has a scholarship fund for young scholar-athletes.

The 2021 Champion Durham Classic event will welcome six boys teams and six girls teams for a schedule of competitive play. Of these 12 teams the DSC is proud to showcase three boys and three girls teams from Durham to include Charles E. Jordan High School’s Jordan Falcons (boys) and Lady Falcons (girls), Southern High School’s Southern Durham (boys), Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill’s Trinity Lions (boys), Durham School of the Arts’ DSA Women’s Basketball (girls), and Hillside High School’s Lady Hornets (girls). Games will run from 1 p.m. each day on December 27-29 at McDougald-McLendon Arena at 1.5-hour increments in a round robin-style format.

Spectators are welcomed with tickets available for purchase at the door. Each ticket will be $10 a day for access to watch all games. The Durham Sports Commission plans to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols put in place by the City and County of Durham as well as NCCU campus policies.

For more information about the Durham Sports Club, please visit More information about the Champion Durham Classic can be found on the Durham Sports Commission’s website at

About Durham Sports Commission

The Durham Sports Commission (DSC) is a collaboration of the City of Durham, the County of Durham, the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and Discover Durham. The DSC was established in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) with a mission to create economic and social impact by leading the community’s efforts to attract, support, and promote youth, amateur, collegiate, and professional sporting and recreational events and is operated by Discover Durham. The DSC provides leadership for sports-based initiatives and create positive economic impact and quality of life in Durham and the surrounding region. Be sure to follow the DSC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with all sports-related news in Durham, NC, and other announcements.