Lightning Basketball College Showcase &  Youth Challenge

  • Girls Teams only 

  • Grades 4th-12th

  • A/B/C ability level(s)

  • 4 games guaranteed

  • LIVE STREAMING 11th & 12th grade games

  • Divisions Formed by Grade and Strength 

  • Referees & Scorekeepers Provided by Island Garden 

  • Convenient Scheduling Scheduling Requests Accepted 

  • Easy Online Registration & Payment Options

  • Multiple Team Discount Packages  

  • Last year 172 Teams in attendance - 53   D2 & D3 colleges

Schedule will be posted here

Site Addresses:

Island Garden– 45 Cherry Valley Ave. West Hempstead NY 11552

LIU Post (CW Post)–720 Northern Blvd Brookville NY 11548


Garden City Recreation Center 

295 Stewart Avenue Garden City, New York 11530


​St. Dominics HS– 110 Anstice St Oyster Bay NY 11771


Northsport– 469 Fort Salonga Rd Northport NY 11768

JMF Sports–   575 Merrick Ave    Westbury, NY 11590

Next Level - 156 Railroad Street    Huntington,  NY  11746  


LI Sports Hub- 165 Eileen Way, Syosset, NY 11791


Admissions info:


Day passes - $9.00

Seniors, Students - $5.00 

FRI.   4/11     $5.00    ALL AGES


SAT.   4/12    $9.00   Adults

                      $5.00   Seniors, Students & Military  


SUN  4/13    $9.00   Adults

                      $5.00  Seniors, Students & Military

*Seniors 65 and over with ID

*Students are 17  and under

*Children 4 and under Free

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Hotel Information

Lightning Challenge has partnered with Apex Events to provide you with the best accommodations at the best rates in the West Hempstead, NY area. Please click the link below to review the rates and amenities at each hotel and to confirm your room. If you have any questions, please email or call 570-709-2478. 



Alfred University

Assumption College



Cedar Crest College

College of Mount Saint Vincent

College of new Rochelle

College of Staten Island 


Daemen College 

Hunter College

John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Manhattannville College

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Mercy College


Mitchell College

Molly College

Montclaire State 

Morrisville State

Mount Saint Mary College

New York Institute of Technology

Norwich University

Pace University

Plattsburgh University

Purchase College

Queens College

Saint Michael’s College

Sarah Lawrence College

Smith College

Sothern New Hampshire University

St. Joseph's College New York

St. Joseph's College- Long Island

St. Thomas Aquinas College


Stonehill College

SUNY Cobleskill 

SUNY Delhi

SUNY Morrisville

SUNY New Paltz

SUNY Old Westbury

SUNY Sullivan

SUNY Ulster

The United States Merchant Marine Academy

Wesleyan University

Western Connecticut State University



April 17-18, 2021



Headquarters: Island Garden 
45 Cherry Valley Ave
West Hempstead, NY 11552 USA






Jon Lawniczak 315-945-9091


 Tom Sclafani 732-501-4155


 Myndi Hill 917-608-7801

Our policy:  Scheduling requests will be guaranteed when submitted 30 days prior to the event.  If a request is submitted within 29 days of the event, there is a possibility that we will not be able to accommodate the request.  Refunds on team entry fees will be given up to 21 days prior to the event.  Credits to attend another event will be extended from 10 days to 21 days before the event.   No refunds or credits will be issued to a team that pulls out of an event 9 days before the event is scheduled.  

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