The San Jacinto Invitational was created in 2004 to provide an opportunity for local teams to participate in a competitive basketball tournament against out of district opponents. During its inaugural year, the tournament included 16 teams and 22 games over a two day period. During its short 7 year history the tournament has grown to be one of the biggest and most popular of its type in the Houston area. In 2012-2013, the San Jacinto Invitational will have grown from having one division with 8 teams to having four different divisions with 116 teams and 220 games of basketball being played over two weekends. Southmore Intermediate, Jackson Intermediate, Bondy Intermediate, PALS Gym, Deepwater Jr. High and Bonnette Jr. High are joining the effort in 2012 as co-host of the tournament in order to continue gowning toward our ultimate goal of being the largest and best tournament in Texas at the intermediate level.
In 2012-2013 we expect over 4,000 spectators to travel to Pasadena to support their teams from 17 different school districts including Pasadena ISD, La Porte ISD, Goose Creek ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Barbers Hill ISD, Pearland ISD, Deer Park ISD, Friendswood ISD, Dickenson ISD, Crosby ISD, Alvin ISD, Huffman ISD, Galveston ISD, Fort Bend ISD, New Caney, Santa Fe ISD and a Private school. The 2012-2013 San Jacinto Invitational promises to set the standard for tournaments in the Houston Area as teams compete in their last warm-up before their district schedules begin.