The New River Community and Technical College (New River CTC) Invitational began as the New River CTC Shootout in January 2019 as a one-day event to showcase area high school boys basketball teams, provide financial support for participating high school athletic programs, and raise needed funds for student scholarships. Now in its third year, the event has expanded to four days of basketball and grown to include 20 area high school boys and girls teams. The 2020 event brought a capacity crowd to the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, helping the New River CTC Foundation provide more than $125,000 in student scholarships.
The 2021 New River CTC Invitational, originally scheduled for January 4-9, has been rescheduled to March 31 – April 3. Twenty area high school basketball teams will highlight the 2021 New River Community and Technical College basketball tournament. The event will be held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, and will raise funds for student scholarships and assist participating high schools’ athletic departments and Project Graduation committees.
New River CTC is honored to welcome Special Olympics athletes in support of the mission of Special Olympics to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness and participate in sports training and competition. The Raleigh County and Fayette County Special Olympics teams will compete at the event.