The Frankfort Convention Center is proud to host the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic basketball tournament.
The Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic is a statewide basketball tournament for the smallest 125 high schools within the commonwealth of Kentucky based on student enrollment for the grades 9-12 as verified through Kentucky Department of Educations records on October 1st of each year. The winners from the 16 boys’ regional tournaments along with the 16 girls’ regional tournament champions will advance to the statewide tournament held in Frankfort.
Of the 123 Class “A” schools that are members of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, 121 boys’ teams and 122 girls’ teams have committed to participate in this year’s Touchstone Energy All “A” Basketball Classic.
In 2011-2012, the All “A” Classic will provide over 15,000 smaller school students wit the opportunity to actively participate in a statewide volleyball competition, a scholarship program, an art competition, statewide baseball tournament, statewide fast pitch softball tournament, and a cheerleading competition.
The Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic strengthened its commitment to academics and education in 1996-97 by providing scholarship opportunities open to all students of Class “A” schools. In the first year of the scholarship program, twelve $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Class “A” seniors planning to attend any Kentucky institution of higher education. The number of scholarships increased to a total of $70,000 for 2002-2003. In addition, other scholarships are presented annually as part of the statewide art competition. This year the total amount of scholarships provided will exceed $900,000.