All students in grades 4 – 8 are eligible to participate in the CAL basketball program from November thru February.

Each team practices once a week with games held on school courts throughout the region. Parents are expected to assist with gym duties on the Saturdays at Mercymount (concessions, admissions and score table) and at the annual tournament in March.

Our biggest fundraiser for our sports programs is the “Pot of Gold Tournament” This 3-week basketball tournament is held at the beginning of March and is made up of approximately 50 teams, in various divisions (split into groups by age and by boys and girls). A Tap-Off Breakfast is also held at the start of the tournament, inviting all of the tournament teams to participate. The Alumni Basketball Game is held on the first Friday night of the tournament to kick-off the play and the Futures’ Game is held on a weekend during the tournament, showcasing the upcoming players in the 3rd grades. The tournament raises over $11,000 for the Sports Program and is coordinated by parent volunteers.

Click here for this year’s Pot of Gold Schedule of games.