21st Annual BB&T Classic

For almost two decades, the college basketball season in the nation’s capital has hit its stride with the annual BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals.

The Classic will be played on Saturday, December 12th, 2015, and will benefit the Children’s Charities Foundation (CCF).

BB&T Classic History

The BB&T Classic Basketball Tournament is a Washington, DC-based basketball tournament that has been held annually since 1995, when it was known as the Franklin National Bank Classic. It is staged at the Verizon Center, on or around the first weekend in December. Organized in 1994 by Peter Teeley former US Ambassador, and a group of Washington-area business and professional leaders, the tournament raises funds for the Children's Charities Foundation, a fund-raising organization that financially supports Washington-area charities