Loudoun Basketball Charity Classic


The History of the Loudoun Basketball Charity Classic

Faced with the end of the long-running Hussa Memorial Tournament during the 2013-2014 season, CLBL evaluated a number of options to provide our players - and those from the other leagues in Loudoun County - a fun and challenging all-star experience.  We approached Ashburn Youth Basketball League with the idea to collaboratively host an All-Star event that would benefit a Loudoun County charity (or charities).  Together, with the help of Loudoun Sports Alliance (LSA), we launched what would become an annual event - the Loudoun Charity Basketball Classic (LBCC).  With teams participating from CLBL, AYBL, and Western Loudoun (WLBL) the first year, together we raised $10,000 in support of Gabriella Miller's Smashing Walnuts Foundation.  In our second season, we raised $17,000 for Kids NOW Network and Team Mathias.  After a modified shootout-style event in 2016 necessitated by frequent wintry weather that year - which nevertheless still managed to raise close to $10,000 for Team Iliana & Gina - the 4th Annual LBCC was played in 2017, benefiting Coaches vs Cancer, Kicking it With Lily, and Backpack Buddies.  The 5th Annual LBCC was played in 2018, benefiting the Ryan Bartell Foundation.  The 6th Annual LBCC was played in 2019, benefiting Mobile Hope of Loudoun.

The Charity Classic was paused in its original incarnation as our community and the rest of the world wrestled with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath ... but we are are in the process of restarting this tournament for after the 2023-2024 season, with teams participating from Ashburn Youth Basketball League, Eastern Loudoun Basketball League, and Dulles Youth Sports Basketball, in addition to the CLBL entrants.

2024 Beneficiary, Loudoun Basketball Charity Classic : The Big Dig (American Cancer Society)

Saturday, September 28, 2024  |  43045 Van Metre Dr., Ashburn, VA 20148  |  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Rain Date: Sunday, September 29, 2024 

About The Big Dig

The Big Dig is an exciting event benefiting local children and families affected by pediatric cancer. All are welcome to join the fun and excitement of operating heavy machinery, including excavators and scissor lifts, alongside construction industry professionals! In addition to operating equipment, attendees can enjoy games, crafts, music, food trucks, and more!

The Big Dig of the National Capital Area has raised over $300K for the fight against pediatric cancer since its inception in 2021. Funds raised through the Big Dig DC go towards pediatric cancer research grants funded by the American Cancer Society and towards funding a Child Life Specialist at Inova Children's Hospital in the Pediatric Oncology Department.


2023-2024 CLBL All-Star Teams

Boys 3rd Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Kenny Fagan

Ryder Coleman
Luke Fagan
Owen Gross
Luke Gross
Maxwell Jeantel
Brady Laczkovich
Brecken O'Donnell
Dylan Ramirez
Bryce Smialek
Camden Sternbeck

Boys 4th Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Jake Oates

Levi Davis
Ethan Dlesk
Nicholas Egnotovich
Yousef Elbaz
Dean Etemadi
Darien Fletcher
Blake Griesbach
Brooks Labman
Maxwell Mullikin
Simon Mundt
Dylan Oates
Hudson Rodgers

Boys 5th Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Ryan Zook

Sean Agrali
Owen Allen
Jaxson Anderson
Jase Feeney
Austin Flanagan
Timothy Gardina
Jake Hawa
Clayton Hooper
Graydon Swanson
Anthony Troxell
Reid Zook

Boys 6th Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Tym Kaywork

Rajvir Ahluwalia
Levi Carter
Jaxon Coker
Nolan Cotton
Carter Cox
Kendal Fleming
William Henson
Makkai Martin
Zachary Stuntz
Tiago Whetsell
Jack Wilee

Boys 7th Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Nathan Myers

Palmer Blake
Austin Brust
Rory Gross
Patrick Hartman
Daetron Hillsman
Brecken Labman
Isaac McElhaney
Crewe Myers
Will Phillips
LJ Pisani
Payton Sands
Gabriel Sullivan
Benjamin Valchar

Boys 8th Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Liam Roos

Logan Casciano
Eric Friedrich
Landon Hershey
Deion Hughes
Daniel Joback
Abhinav Kakkera
Matthew Kirk
Nicholas Kozowyk
Otto Oberschneider
Andrew Roos
John Wride

Girls 3rd/4th Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Dave Serensits

Eliana Bernier
Olivia Brown
Brianna Christman
Cora Daniels
Skylar Echols
Farrah Hughes
Emma Mercier
Ellie Okoth
Kylie Powell
Alexa Schaffer
Riley Serensits
Quinn Wilee

Girls 5th/6th Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Earl Piner

Emma Bernier
Kaitlyn Bethke
Lola Golston
Haley Henly
Audrey Leang
Amyah Mais
Kailyn McCallum
Lydia Phillips
Jordyn Piner
Jane Wiese

Girls 7th/8th Grade All-Star Roster
Head Coach: Fred Rege

Miguela “Mia” Ambalong
Lacie Conner
Brooke Cumiskey
Emery Garman
Kayleigh Jankord
Adelina Kopp
Olivia Machado
Kate Moulton
Haley Seda
Cora Steorts
Shelby Taylor

LBCC Tournament Rules

The rules for the 2024 Loudoun Basketball Charity Classic can be found below.  Click the DOWNLOAD RULES button to download.