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The Chick-fil-A Classic, one of the top high school basketball events in the country, announced a major change on Thursday afternoon.
Tournament organizer Gary announced the Midlands Chick-fil-A restaurants has decided to end its run as title sponsor of the event. Midlands Chick-fil-A restaurants have been the title sponsor for the event since its inception 22 years ago.
Since the beginning of the tournament, proceeds have provided more than 230,000 in scholarships through the Greater Columbia Educational Advancement Foundation.
The GCEAF said it will be exploring the possibility of a new sponsor in the future and thanked Chick-fil-A Classic for their partnership over the years.
The tournament has been held at River Bluff High School in Lexington the last three years.
The event was held at Richland Northeast High School in its inception until the move to Lexington.
The tournament has attracted some of the top programs and players in the country over the years including Steph Curry, Zion Williamson Anthony Edwards, GG Jackson and Jalen Green among others.
Ridge View and Dynamic Prep won the championships in this year’s event.