About Us

"Our goal is to be a meaningful and tangible example of building a better community through athletics." - Jeff Samuel (GVAB, Founder)

The Greater Vernon Alumni Basketball (GVAB) Tournament started as an idea to reconnect with old friends (and hardwood foes) over the holidays - but has grown into so much more!

This annual event now brings together former players, fans, and sponsors from across the North Okanagan and Shuswap in a fun, two-day tourney that raises money for high school scholarships, donations to athletics departments to support kids with financial barriers to playing sports, or donations to local charities.

To date, the tournament has raised more than $40,000 since its inception in 2015.

If you would like to support GVAB through sponsorship, participate in the tournament, or have any question, please send an email to: vernonalumnibasketball@gmail.com.