About TCBI

Orlando's Top Christmas High School Basketball Tournament


Put your game face forward – recruiters are on site! All recruiters are encouraged to register in advance with The City Beautiful Invitational Coordinator.


Teams are invited from all across the country. The City Beautiful Invitational Winners will be listed on the City Beautiful Wall of Champions and invited to return.

4 Game

The tournament offers each team a 4-game guarantee with winners moving forward in the Cramer Family Field House, and initial losses move into the Natalie Thomas Gym.


Get those cameras ready, you’ll see some of the best dunks in this tournament. Photographers and basketball fanatics will be delighted by the level of competition at TCBI.

Never Before Has Orlando Seen

The City Beautiful Invitational

Spectators will be amazed by this year’s talented lineup. Sixteen teams will compete to become The City Beautiful Invitational Champions in over 30 games. Winners will move on and continue to play in the state of the art Cramer Family Field House, which at its completion in February 2017 was the largest high school field house in the state of Florida. The Cramer Family Field House seats over 800 spectators, and features a Daktronics video screen, skydeck, manned concessions, and top-notch player and guest amenities.


While The City Beautiful Invitational seeks to provide athletes with an opportunity to be recruited by colleges for collegiate basketball scholarships, the tournament is really about sharing the Gospel and encouraging the players to lead a life for Jesus.

In the Heart of Orlando

…there is plenty to do. Guests will be easily entertained with high end shopping at the Millenia Mall, just one exit down the road; Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are two exits further. Interested in Disney? We’re less than thirty minutes from the joy of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Seaworld.

Orlando’s fine-dining is just around the corner on the famous ‘Sand Lake Road’ also known as restaurant row, or exit left for I-Drive and enjoy the Orlando Eye, think London Eye, where you can see for miles.

Sponsor Opportunities

The City Beautiful Invitational offers a variety of sponsorship tiers, perfect for corporate sponsors and small business partners. Opt for your company’s name in the programs and across the tournament facilities and media. See Options

Marketing Opportunities

Want to spotlight your latest marketing campaign? Add your campaign plug to The City Beautiful with your options from program spots, to jumbotron options and more. See Options


We’d love to welcome recruiters at The City Beautiful Invitational. Contact tcbicoordinator@thefirstacademy.org for the best recruiting experience.

Don't Forget Your Tickets

Buy your tickets before December 17th online and you’re eligible for a discounted price. The deepest discount runs for the 4-day ticket at just $25 for all four days!  Interested in a specific game? That’s great too, you can buy single day passes online for $7.

Don’t wait, at the door prices are slightly higher.

Wall of Champions

Centerville Elks - Inaugural TCBI Champions
2017 Champions: Centerville Elks


2018 Champions: Mainland Buccaneers