The Naples Holiday Shootout, is an intricate part of the Naples Sports Foundation, which was founded 20 years ago. We have been providing an opportunity for girls throughout Naples to compete in AAU, YBOA and USSSA events. This past year saw boys being given the opportunity to compete in these organizations in basketball and baseball. It is our mission to build good citizens and quality high school student athletes through life’s lessons found in sports.
In 1999 several of the Board members discussed the possibility of hosting a national basketball tournament. That led to the founding ofthe Naples Holiday Shootout. The first year listed 8 teams and saw Cheltenham PA, H.S. win the inaugural event.
The second year saw us grow to 16 teams and in 2012 we added the “Beach Bash”, which is a 4-6 team grouping of teams which play “Feature Games" throughout the Shootout.
We are now in our 15th year, and have become recognized as one of the top two National Holiday Tournaments.