The tournament

The 11th annual Carolina Invitational will take place Dec. 28-30, 2021 in beautiful Charleston, SC.

The Carolina Invitational will host a maximum of 48 Varsity Girls’ teams and 24 Varsity Boys’ teams, 8 JV Boys’ and 8 JV Girls’ teams. All games will be played at various high school gyms in Charleston with each site hosting an 8-team field that will feature teams of same competition level. Each site will crown its own champion with all teams playing one game a day and guaranteed 3 games.

Over the last 10 years, the Carolina Invitational has featured teams from: The Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Canada and Australia.  The first 9 years of its existence, the Carolina Invitational was recognized as one of the largest girls only holiday high school basketball tournaments in the country. 2020 was the first year that a boys and JV division was added to the event.

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.

Spend the holidays in the lowcountry!

Dec 28-30, 2021

Game Locations

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

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

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

Northwood Academy
104 Charger Drive
Summerville, SC 29486

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

Phillip Simmons High School
3080 River Village Dr.
Charleston, SC 29492

Summerville High School
1101 Boonehill Rd.
Summerville, SC 29483

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

The Lowcountry

“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 hotel reservation process for the 2021 tournament has been automated and simplified this year for your convenience.

In addition, most hotels offer breakfast as part of the package.

Important Items:

  • Should you need to extend your stay and dates are not available beyond the block, please continue with booking the reservation(s) first, then email to specify the modification request. We will check the inventory and confirm the change.
  • Payment method should be coordinated with hotel prior to arrival. Hotel needs to know if your team is paying with check, credit card, or individually upon arrival. Check payments will need to be received and processed several weeks in advance.
  • Please provide individual names for each room.

If you do not have the names at this time, you may submit a “change request” at a later date to add guest names through the system.

If you have any questions please reach out to Lindsey Lambrakos at or call 843.805.3105

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