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.
Welcome to the Dairy Town Classic. The 2020 edition brings us into a new decade, now the 5th decade to feature this prestigious event! On behalf of the entire DTC committee, I extend a warm welcome to the participants, the parents, family members and all basketball fans. I hope you have an enjoyable time in Sussex and I hope you enjoy all the actions at this year’s the Dairy Town Classic. The DTC has been a premier high school event since 1987 and has been made possible by the efforts and support of so many. I would like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors, advertisers and donors who continue to support this great event year after year. Thank you to all the hard-working members of our committee that dedicate so much time and hard work to make this tournament and all the DTC projects, year round, such an overwhelming success. Finally, thank you to the patrons of the games. It is so encouraging to see such support each year for these fine young athletes. Your attendance makes this event that much more special for the participants. Just another piece to what makes this event so great! So please sit back and enjoy the games, and all the activities of the 2020 Dairy Town Classic!