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DECEMBER 7-10, 2023


In 1991, our community suffered the tragic loss of three young lives.  One of the youths, Kate Conlon, was a graduate of St. Raymond School and her family were longtime parishioners.  Kate was a talented athlete who participated in basketball, volleyball, cheerleading and intramural sports.  A group of Kate’s friends and neighbors wanted to do something to remember her love of athletics, and thus the Annual Kate Conlon Christmas Tournament was created.  In 2023, its 31st year, the Kate Conlon Tournament will host 20, 8th grade girls teams over four days.

2024 Kate Conlon Christmas Tournament Dates*

Thursday 12/12 - Sunday 12/15

(*Dates to be finalized early 2024)


Thank you to all of the teams, coaches and volunteers who made the 2023 Kate Conlon Christmas Tournament a huge success! We hope to see you back in 2024.

The 2023 Kate Conlon Finishes:

GOLD- 1st Place Immanuel Lutheran (Palatine), 2nd Place St. Joseph (Libertyville), 3rd Place St Raymond (Mt. Prospect)

SILVER - 1st Place St.  James (Arlington Heights), 2nd Place Lincoln Middle (Mt. Prospect), 3rd Place St Peter Lutheran (Arlington Heights).

Bronze - 1st Place S.S. Cyril & Methodius (Lemont), 2nd Place St. Benedict (Chicago),  3rd Place Queen of the Rosary (Elk Grove Village)

2023 Tournament Schedule, Rules & Program

2023 Tournament Information

2023 Tournament Dates

The 31st Annual Kate Conlon 8th Grade Girls’ Christmas Basketball Tournament will be held Dec. 7-10. Games will be played at St. RaymondLincoln Middle School and St. Viator High School , with the championship games for the three brackets being held at St. Raymond on the final day of tournament action, Sunday, Dec. 10.


Thursday, Dec. 7
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 5:30-8:30 PM 
•    Location: Lincoln Middle School  – 5:30-8:30 PM 

Friday, Dec. 8
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 6:00-9:00 PM 
•    Location: Lincoln Middle School – 6:00-9:00 PM 

Saturday, Dec. 9
•    Location: St. Viator High School – 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Sunday, Dec. 10
•    Location:  St. Raymond School – 1:00-7:15 PM


2023 Tournament Admissions

Family - $10                     Adults - $5                    Students & Seniors - $3

2023 Kate Conlon Tournament Raffle

Check out the 2023 Kate Conlon Tournament Raffle for some great prizes!

Enter for a chance to win:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Multiple Gift Baskets 
  • MORE AWESOME prizes (TBD)!

Prizes will be drawn Sunday, Dec. 10th, at halftime of the championship game. Winners need not be present to win.

2023 Kate Conlon Volunteers

Current and former St. Raymond Students,  Alumni, Parents, Families... if you are interested in volunteering, please SIGN UP HERE

A special thank you to the 2023 Kate Conlon Volunteers. It is only through their support that this tournament continues to be one of the most prestigious and well attend girls basketball tournaments in the greater Chicagoland area. 

2023 Kate Conlon Tournament Committee

  • Tournament Director - Josh Vernoski
  • Athletic Association Tournament Leader  - Tony Phan
  • Athletic Director - Charlie Davis
  • Volunteer & Sponsorship Coordinator - Katie Prosperi
  • Concessions Coordinator - Dave Petricca
  • Decoration Coordinator - Jen Vernoski
  • St. Raymond Athletic Association

2023 7th Grade Girls Basketball Player and Family Host  Volunteers

  • Isabella Ishak & Family
  • Lydia Phan & Family
  • Eleanor Prosperi & Family
  • Nora Vernoski & Family
  • Miranda Walter & Family
  • Quinn Everson & Family
  • Juilana Kosiba & Family
  • Natalie Nudo & Family
  • Ashlee Miazga & Family
  • Kaitlyn Powrozek & Family
  • Brynley Sorce & Family
  • Oliva Taylor & Family
  • Giuliana Vitogiannes & Family
  • Hazel Waytt & Family

Special Thanks to All of the  2023  Tournament Volunteers, Including:

  • 4th, 5th & 6th grade girls basketball players & families
  • Adam Family
  • Garland Family
  • Gustis Family
  • Hargadon Family
  • Huber Family
  • Mueller Family
  • Petricca Family
  • Schramm Family
  • Samuelson Family
  • Schumacher Family
  • Weiss Family

2023 Kate Conlon Tournament PLATINUM Sponsors 

St. Raymond Saints Sponsors

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