Showdown Draws High School Basketball

School may be out but basketball is in as high school teams from around the region head to the Foley Event Center June 16 – 17 to compete in the Summer Showcase Showdown.

This is the second time the event has been held. The first was in 2019 and last year’s, though planned, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Foley High School basketball is hosting the event open to boys and girls junior varsity and varsity teams.

“We are expecting 25 teams,” said FHS Head Girls’ Basketball Coach Emily Flanigan. “We have teams from North and South Alabama, also from South Mississippi.”

Foley Sports Tourism Event Operations Manager Angie Sullivan said while the event is only in its second year, the staff loves hosting it.

“For us this is the best of both worlds,” Sullivan said. “Not only do we fulfill our mission of bringing teams in from outside our area, but we also get to cheer on our hometown Foley Lions.”

The Summer Showcase Showdown kicks off at 8 a.m. both Wednesday and Thursday and runs throughout the day. There is a charge for admission. For more information on this or any FST event visit our events page.