The 11th edition of The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children Basketball
Festival (SFIC) will be held over a three-day period starting on Friday, January 3rd and wraps up
on Sunday, January 5th at Kean University's Harwood Arena. This year's festival features the
very best of New Jersey High School basketball including the two finalists from the 2013
Tournament of Champions, Roselle Catholic HS and St. Joseph's HS (Metuchen).
View the special 2013 SFIC Basketball Festival Supplement to the Star Ledger:
The Festival tips off with a triple-header on Friday, January 3rd beginning at 5:15 pm. The
opening game features (Girls) St. Anthony's HS and Saint Dominic's Academy. Following the
opening game is (Boys) St. Anthony's HS vs. Newark Central HS. The day ends with (Boys)
Seton Hall Prep vs. Union Catholic HS. Day two of the Festival, Saturday, January 4th, will
feature two games beginning at 7:00 pm. It starts with (Boys) St. Mary's HS (Elizabeth) against
Pope John XXIII HS and wraps up with (Boys) Saint Peter's Prep vs. Cardinal Hayes HS (NY).
The final day of the Festival, January 5th, will feature five games beginning at 12 noon with
(Boys) Hudson Catholic HS vs. Marist HS. The second game between St. Joseph's HS
(Metuchen) and Woodbridge HS will tip off at 1:45 pm. The third game will feature (Boys) St.
Benedict's Prep vs. Trenton Catholic Academy, and begin at 3:30 pm. Following that will be the
2013 Tournament of Champions winner (Boys) Roselle Catholic HS vs. Union HS at 5:15 pm.
The fifth and final game of the day will be at 7:00 pm between (Girls) Roselle Catholic HS vs.
Mt. Saint Dominic Academy.
"The SFIC Basketball Festival will again host a number of the state's top high school basketball
teams," said Bill Fitzpatrick, the Director of the SFIC Basketball Festival. "Our festival will
offer exciting action for fans and support the Scholarship Fund's work to raise money for tuition
assistance so children from low income families can attend Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese
of Newark. With the enthusiastic support of the coaches and their schools we are able to create
the best spectacle of high school basketball in the state."
St. Anthony's High School (Boys) Basketball team and legendary Coach, Bob Hurley, will be
participating in the SFIC Basketball Festival for the 11th straight year. Coach Hurley has
recently been enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, won his 1,000th
game and led his team to back-to-back undefeated seasons in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
To purchase tickets for the Festival or for additional information, call (973) 497-4279 or click
here. The proceeds will benefit The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children with
tickets starting at just $5.00.