The Frankfort Convention Center is proud to host the Kentucky All "A" Classic basketball tournament.
The All "A" Classic is a statewide basketball tournament for the smallest 131 high schools within the commonwealth of Kentucky based on student enrollment for the grades 9-12 as verified through Kentucky Department of Education's records on October 1st of each year. The winners from the 16 boys’ regional tournaments along with the 16 girls’ regional tournament champions will advance to the statewide tournament held in Frankfort from January 25th - 29th 2017.
Of the 126 Class "A" schools that are members of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, 120 boys' teams and 120 girls' teams have committed to participate in this year's All "A" Basketball Classic.
The All "A" Classic will provide over 15,000 smaller school students with the opportunity to actively participate in a statewide volleyball competition, a scholarship program, an art competition, statewide baseball tournament, statewide fast pitch softball tournament, and a cheerleading competition.
The All "A" Classic strengthened its commitment to academics and education in 1996-97 by providing scholarship opportunities open to all students of Class "A" schools. In the first year of the scholarship program, twelve $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Class "A" seniors planning to attend any Kentucky institution of higher education. The number of scholarships increased to a total of $70,000 for 2002-2003. In addition, other scholarships are presented annually as part of the statewide art competition and this year the total scholarships provided by the All "A" Classic will exceed $1,000,000.