Phil Brown BasketballThe Rotary Club of Westerville will host its annual Phil Brown Basketball Classic Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at Otterbein University’s Rike Center, 170 Center St., Westerville, Ohio 43081.

This year will be the 28th year for the tournament, named in honor of the Rotary Club of Westerville past president who launched the event.

This year’s tournament is one day and again will feature boys and girls teams, including those from Westerville’s high schools. The game schedule is (Friday, Dec. 27:

10 a.m. — Westerville North Girls vs Worthington Christian
11:45 a.m. — Westerville North Boys vs Worthington Christian
1:30 p.m. — Westerville Central Girls vs Mt. Vernon
3:15 p.m. — Westerville Central Boys  vs Tri Valley
5 p.m. — Westerville South Girls vs Granville
6:45 p.m. — Westerville South Boys vs Logan

2019 Phil Brown Classic Committee members for the Rotary Club of Westerville are Brad Dodrill, Dennis Strohm, Bill Tompos, John Powell and Bill McLoughlin.

Volunteers are needed to help with ticket collection on the day of the tournament. Work shifts will be 90 minutes long and start at 10:30, noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30 and 6:30. Three or four volunteers are needed for each time period plus one at 9:30. If you are interested please contact Dennis Strohm at or call/ text 614-620-5274 with the time or times you are available. You will also be able to sign up at the Dec. 12 and 19 lunch meetings.

Sponsorships make this wonderful program benefitting Westerville City School District athletics possible. Click here for the fillable-PDF Sponsorship and Advertising form to participate. If you were a 2018 Tournament Patron Sponsor, it is assumed you will be one again this year.  Thank you for your financial support, If you do NOT want to be a Patron Sponsor this year, please email Bill Tompos at