The first day of the 64th annual L.I.T. was a fantastic start to what is sure to be a memorable weekend. The festivities began with the pep rally in the morning, which featured every team involved in the tournament. The one-minute challenges organized and officiated by the members of the entertainment committee inspired teamwork, enthusiasm and friendly competition. The first game began at 12:30 and pitted the Oak Bay Bays against the Marion Graham Falcons. Although Marion Graham produced a good effort, the Bays claimed victory with a final score of 56-75.
The next few days are very busy with preparations for the 64th annual L.I.T. taking place this weekend! On Tuesday and Wednesday this week there are blitz nights happening at Luther. Every year before the tournament students help to decorate for the tournament by hanging artwork, setting up chairs and tables, and preparing the gym and classrooms for the teams and spectators. Luther students are invited to participate! Secondly, on Wednesday Luther College will be hosting its annual tournament press conference for various media personnel.
With the commencement of L.I.T. only two weeks away, preparations at Luther College are in full swing. If you would like to take part in this year’s out-of-this-world basketball tournament, be sure to stop by Luther College High School (1500 Royal Street) this Saturday, January 30 from 1-3 p.m. A ticket booth will be set up in the student commons, near the west entrance to the building. Tournament passes are $20.00 and day passes are $10.00. If you are unable to purchase a ticket at this time, passes will be available at the door during the weekend of the tournament.
The 64th Luther Invitational Tournament is quickly approaching and there are many exciting events just around the corner. Firstly, public ticket sales are taking place at Luther College High School on January 30 from 1:00- 3:00 pm. If you are unable to purchase tickets at this time, there will be passes available at the door during the tournament. Tournament passes are $20.00 and day passes are $10.00. Secondly, the Media committee is currently finalizing details for the L.I.T. poster and we will be announcing, printing and distributing it soon.
On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016, four Regina teams - the Sheldon Spartans, the LeBoldus Golden Suns, the Riffel Royals, and the Campbell Tartans - competed in hopes of claiming spots in the 64th Luther Invitational Tournament draw.
The excitement is rising at Luther as LIT is almost a month away! Luckily we get a glimpse of the LIT atmosphere a month early through the Pre-LIT tournament. Here we watch teams from Regina fight head to head for spots to compete in the 64th annual tournament. Pre-LIT will be held on Tuesday, January 12th. The first game will be at 6:15pm with the LeBoldus Golden Suns as the home team against the Sheldon Spartans. At 8:00pm we will watch the Riffel Royals and home team Campbell Tartans face off with the hopes of securing a place to compete at this year’s LIT!
The annual Luther Invitational Tournament has been a staple Luther tradition since it’s beginning in 1953. Thanks to the passion and creativity of Luther athletic director and basketball John Chomay, L.I.T. has developed into an important and beloved event at Luther College High School. This year will not only honour the traditions that have been founded and maintained throughout the years of the tournament, but will introduce a few new and exciting opportunities. For the first time ever, the Luther Lions will be hosting Senior Girl’s teams from Sheldon Williams Collegiate, Dr.
Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork for the L.I.T. poster! There were so many wonderful entries that it will be very difficult to choose only one. So, many of your excellent pieces of artwork will used in some capacity as part of the program or other promotions for the tournament. Further announcements about the finalized poster will be made soon, so be sure to keep checking the website and L.I.T.’s social media outlets.