Dairy Town Classic history
The Dairy Town Classic committee had its beginnings in November, 1986, when Ron Harvey, and Peter McAleenan launched an idea to create a high quality boys basketball tournament that would provide the citizens of Sussex with the opportunity to watch top-notch basketball in Sussex and also provide competition for the home team.
The first step was to find major sponsors to help finance the tournament and that is where the Allan Charters, New Brunswick Milk Marketing Board and Pizza Delight came into the picture.
The first six DTC's had eight teams in a single elimination format.
In the fall of 1992, the committee decided to add a girls section, thus making Sussex the only community in Atlantic Canada at the time to host a 12-team boys and girls tourney.
Other activities have been added since 1987, including summer camps, clinics, junior varsity, middle school and mini games, bursaries for players and coaches, scholarships, and funds for schools and programs.
We would thank the DTC Committee for this honour. Sussex is a great Basketball community and we have been fortunate enough to have been part of this family for years. Wendy was involved with DTC on Tickets and Door for over 10 years as well as being involved with the All-Star games and ran many canteens over the years. Jim was involved with DTC as Secretary and Recognition/Opening and Closing Ceremonies for over 23 years, and a coach and driver of the SRHS Activity bus to many student athletes over the years. We have enjoyed watching our son Nick through the years from Puppy to University Basketball. Being involved with sports provided Nick with many opportunities and great friendships. We wish all the Committee, coaches and players a great DTC Tournament with many wonderful memories of Sussex.