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Thanksgiving Invitational Tournament

Ten Teams. Ten Games. Strong Competition.

November 20th-21st

Notre Dame High School will be hosting the Thanksgiving Invitational basketball tournament presented by Coca Cola Red Zone Monday & Tuesday November 20th-21st.

The event brings together a talented group of student athletes both locally and regionally. Matchups include Huntsville, Karns, Shelbyville Central, Soddy Daisy, Chattanooga Central, Knoxville Catholic, Knoxville Webb, Pope Prep, Red Bank, and Notre Dame.  The tournament will showcase highly skilled players for 2 days of solid competition. Both gyms on campus will play host to girls and boys teams as they strive for the tournament title.

The Thanksgiving Invitational presented by Coca Cola Red Zone’s festivities will begin with a tournament teams only luncheon featuring keynote speaker, James Calloway “Cal” Bowdler II. A two-time CAA All-Defensive selection, Bowdler led the CAA in both rebounding and blocked shots in 1998 and 1999. He had 18 double-doubles in 1999 and ranked 13th nationally in blocked shots that year at 2.8. Bowdler completed is career with 1,017 career points and ranks 13th all-time at ODU with 783 career rebounds and fourth in blocked shots with 219.  Bowdler played for the Hawks for three seasons from 1999 to 2002. He then played professionally in Italy for Kinder Bologna (2002), Montepaschi Siena (2002-2003), Lottomatica Roma (2003-2004) and Casti Group Varese (2004-05). Bowdler was inducted into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. 


  • Day of tickets, or multi-day passes allow access to all games at both gyms
  • One day admission: $15
  • Two day passes: $25
  • Purchasing options: GoFan and at the door

*Discounted students tickets can be purchased at the door with proper ID.*