Every year, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are happy to sponsor the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic, an annual celebration of youth in which students from the state’s smallest high schools get a much deserved opportunity to compete in academics and sports on a big stage.
From Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, the All “A” Classic’s best-known events—the boys’ and girls’ state basketball tournaments—will take place at the Frankfort Convention Center.
Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives sponsor these great events, in which 16 boys’ and 16 girls’ regional basketball champs battle it out for All “A” state titles. The girls’ tournament begins on Jan. 29 and the boys’ tournament the next day. Both state championship games are scheduled for Feb. 2.
Regional tournaments were held Jan. 13 to 27.
In-game cheerleading competitions will take place during the first rounds of boys’ and girls’ basketball play.
Contests are held in additional sports throughout the year, including baseball, softball, golf, volleyball and soccer.
The All “A” also awards academic scholarships. Earlier this month, about 70 students received $1,000 awards to attend college. An additional 30 or so will receive in-kind scholarships from various Kentucky colleges by the end of the summer.
“The Kentucky Touchstone All ‘A’ Classic basketball tournament allows some of the Commonwealth’s best teams to get the statewide recognition they deserve,” said Jeff Hohman of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. “It’s very exciting, but without the All ‘A,’ these boys and girls might be overlooked. We’re dedicated to helping kids from all backgrounds excel in academics, the arts and sports.”
For more information, go to http://www.allaclassic.org. If you have questions, call Stan Steidel, Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic executive director, at (859) 240-0383.