December 27-30, 2024


The Carolina Invitational

The 14th annual Carolina Invitational will take December 27-30, 2024 in beautiful Charleston, SC.

All games are played at top high school gyms across the Lowcountry footprint. We utilize a showcase format (straight schedule, no bracket) with all teams playing one game a day and guaranteed 3 games. We offer a varsity boys and varsity girls division as well as a JV boys and JV girls division! Opponents are selected based on desired level of competition as well as school enrollment size. There will be NO GAMES on Sunday December 29th. Games will take place December 27th, 28th & 30th.

Over the last 13 years, the Carolina Invitational has fielded teams from: The Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, California, Texas, Delaware, Canada and Australia.

The Carolina Invitational aims to create a memorable, high value experience for teams and fans alike, while promoting and supporting high school basketball during the holiday season.

logo of Carolina Invitational

Spend the holidays in the lowcountry!


A great opportunity to spend several days in the #1 tourist city in America. Not only will you play 3 games against new competition, but also have a time to build team comrade, enjoy great food, history, the beach and all the sites that Charleston has to offer.

The format is showcase, meaning that teams play 1 game a day, guaranteed 3 games. Schedules are released November 15. Match-ups are determined by competition level desired by Coach and/or school enrollment size. We offer a top division, mid division, and lower division.

We utilize the top high school gyms across the Lowcountry footprint.

Wanting to be a part of the 2024 Carolina Invitational? Complete the form listed below (when registration opens). Once completed, you’ll receive an invoice within 24 hours of submission. ONCE THE INVOICE IS PAID, you will then and only then be officially in the 20024 Carolina Invitational. Once payment has been received, an email will be sent confirming receipt of payment and official spot in event.

NOTE: Multiple team discount given for 3 or more teams from the same school! If sending multiple teams, please make sure you fill out a form for each team. Each team will receive their individual invoice and the discount will be split evenly between all of the participating teams!

This is a stay to play event. We have partnered with hotels all around the area to offer discounted rates. Most of these hotels also provide free breakfast, but please check the info section on the hotel link to make sure! There will be an $150 charge per team for any team that does not stay at a participating hotel. This charge is non-negotiable and strictly enforced.

$425 per team is the registration fee. There is a discount for any school that sends 3 or more teams. Checks are the preferred way of payment.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email or call tournament director Everett German at 843-345-3455.

About Charleston

“Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War. Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to come back to see us again.”

“Many come to Charleston with one thing on their mind: food. The best grits you’ll ever have, prepared in ways you never imagined. Festive dockside oyster roasts. High-end restaurants. Outdoor cafés. Fresh from the dock seafood. Every meal is an event in itself. Prepared with perfection. Served with a warm smile. Enjoy.”

Carolina Invitational is proud to be sponsored by the Charleston Visitors Bureau. Please visit their website for all the highlights of the Holy City of Charleston, South Carolina.


Reserve your room

The Carolina Invitational will once again partner with local hotels to offer discounted room rates for all teams that need lodging. Reservations can be made here.


Entry fee:

  • 1 team – $425
  • 2 teams – $850
  • 3 teams – $1200
  • 4 teams – $1500

To register, complete the entry form below and mail checks to:

Lowcountry Sports Events
568 Carters Grove Rd.
Charleston, SC 29414

NOTE: if you are sending multiple teams, please make sure that you fill out a line for each team. One invoice will be sent to school unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions, please contact Everett German at 843-345-3455 or email.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is November 1, 2024.

Entry Registration Form


NOTE: if you are sending multiple teams, please make sure that you fill out a form for each team. Each team will receive their own individual invoice and schools that have 3 or 4 teams coming, the discount will be split evenly between all of the participating teams!


Ashley Ridge High School
9800 Delemar Hwy.
Summerville, SC 29485

Bishop England High School
363 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Burke High School
244 President Street
Charleston, Sc 29403

Cane Bay High School
1624 State Rd.
Summerville, SC 29486

Cathedral Academy
3790 Ashley Phosphate Rd.
Charleston, SC 29418

First Baptist High School
2051 George L. Griffith Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29412

Fort Dorchester High School
8500 Patriot Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29420

James Island High School
1000 Fort Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412

Oceanside Collegiate
580 Faison Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Palmetto Christian Academy
361 Egypt Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Porter-Gaud School
300 Albemarle Rd.
Charleston, SC 29407

Stratford High School
951 Crowfield Blvd.
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Summerville High School
1101 Boone Hill Rd.
Summerville, SC 29483

West Ashley High School
4060 W. Wildcat Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29414


Additional Sponsors

Big Billy’s Burger Joint
Charleston Harbour Tours
HYLO Fitness
Huey Magoo’s
Icryo – Daniel Island
Kickin’ Chicken
Legend Deli
Rusty Bull
The Griffin
Viva Chicken
Yous Guys Sandwich Shop

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