November 30, 2023 - December 2, 2023
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Nov. 9, 2023) – Arvest Bank is excited to announce the return of the Arvest Classic on Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2023. The tournament, now in its 9th year, brings high school basketball teams from across Arkansas and Missouri to Springfield to compete in this preseason tournament.
Due to a maintenance issue with Parkview High School’s gym, this year’s tournament site will be Kickapoo High School. The tournament will still be hosted by Parkview’s basketball team, though.
This year’s teams include defending champions De Smet Jesuit High School from St. Louis, Mo., and 2022 runner-up Helias Catholic High School from Jefferson City, Mo. Other teams include Kickapoo High School from Springfield, Mo.; Lafayette High School from Wildwood, Mo.; Lee’s Summit West High School from Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Parkview High School from Springfield, Mo.; Raytown High School from Raytown, Mo.; and Rogers Heritage High School from Rogers, Ark. Dance groups from Glendale High School, Central High School, Kickapoo High School, Missouri State University, Nixa High School, Parkview High School and local businesses will provide this year’s halftime entertainment.
“We’re excited for another year of the Arvest Classic,” Arvest Bank’s Community Marketing Manager Chandler Johnston said. “Sponsoring community events like this is important to Arvest, and we love welcoming these teams to Springfield and seeing the energy they bring to the tournament and our community. We hope the community will come out to watch these top-tier high school athletes from across the region as they prepare to start their seasons.”
Admission to the Arvest Classic is $2 for kids in grades K-8 and $4 for high school students and adults. Springfield Public Schools Athletic Passes will be honored, and the tournament livestream will be available to watch at https://www.citylinktv.com/channel/springfield-sports-network/.