About the Padre Serra Invitational General Information

Brief History

The first tournament in what became the Padre Serra Invitational was in 1959 and called the "Catholic Midget League Play Off."  It was held at Gesu Gym under the direction of Father Max G. Mankowski, S.J. and Jack Andrews, assisted by Joe Harden, Homer Cook, William Kucinski, and Don Sweeney.

Over the years, the invitational has grown in scope and number of teams and today is one of the longest running invitational basketball tournaments in the area.

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