The Fresh Coast Classic Board and organizers would like to thank all that have came out and supported the Fresh Coast Classic.  Being able to produce and execute an event such as this has been a great achievement for the city of Milwaukee.  The event begins with our Annual College and Resource Fair that takes place prior to the 2-day tournament.  Our first classic showcased with over 3,800 in attendance.  After the holiday, our 2-day tournament took place to showcase some of the top high school and college student athletes from around the country.

Over the past years, the Fresh Coast Classic has proven to be more than a basketball tournament.  It is a regional event that exposes Milwaukee area adults and students to the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the educational opportunities available at these prestigious institutions, as well as an exposure to many other colleges and resources available to students country-wide.  It’s a celebration that commemorates academic achievement, tradition and sportsmanship that continues to be an entertainment-filled, family-friendly weekend with something for everyone.

Fresh Coast Classic Honorary Chairs


Barry Mandel, President Mandel Group, Inc.


Jeffrey A. Joerres, Chairman & CEO Manpower, Inc.


John W. Daniels, Jr., Chairman Quarles & Brady, LLP.


 Fresh Coast Classic Board

 Alderman Willie Wade

Fresh Coast Basketball Classic Board Chair

Russell W. Thomas

Fresh Coast Basketball Classic General Manager


Victor Barnett

Fresh Coast Basketball Classic Board Secretary


Dawn Barnett

Fresh Coast Basketball Classic Board Treasurer

Fresh Coast Basketball Classic Board Member

Alderman Russell Stamper

Fresh Coast Basketball Classic Board Member












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