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January 17, 2008

The SNY Invitational is Coming

On February 1st-2nd of 2008, SNY, the television home of the New York Mets and Jets, will extend its reach into the high school sports arena by producing and televising the inaugural 'SNY Invitational' - an annual tournament that will become the supreme high school basketball tournament in the region.

NYCHoops.net will provide full coverage of this event.

Sanctioned by the Public School Athletic League (PSAL), the 2008 'SNY Invitational' will feature the following four boys' varsity basketball teams from the New York City landscape: The Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters, Benjamin N. Cardozo Judges, John F. Kennedy Knights and the Frederick Douglass Lions.

One of the represented teams - Abraham Lincoln High School - boasts NYC basketball phenom Lance Stephenson, dubbed "the king of high school basketball in New York City".

Featured on-air talent for the 'SNY Invitational' include Gary Cohen, the renowned New York Mets and Seton Hall basketball play-by-play announcer, analyst and former L.A. Lakers guard John Celestand as well as roving reporter Kevin Burkhardt - the talented and popular field reporter on SNY's Mets telecasts. The games will be produced by Gregg Picker, who also produces all of the Mets telecasts on SNY, and directed by Bill Webb, the current director for Mets games on SNY and World Series' and MLB All-Star games on FOX.

The 'SNY invitational' will also showcase prominent entertainment acts including professional dance teams, live national anthem, drum lines, MCs and more - all of which will be announced at a later date. In addition, spectators can expect to meet numerous celebrities including former New York Mets pitcher Ron Darling and Mister Cee - a radio personality and current SNY contributor to Daily News Live.

Tickets are available for purchase and as an added bonus every SNY Invitational ticket is good for a future NJ Nets ticket. For ticket information call 212-228-5558

For more information, visit www.snyinvitational.com


FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2008
Game 1: 6:00 pm ET
Lincoln High School vs. Cardozo High School

Game 2: 8:00 pm ET
Kennedy High School vs. Fredrick Douglass Academy

SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2008
3rd/ 4th- place Playoff:
6:00 pm ET

Final: 8:00 pm ET

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