The Kannengeiser invitational Basketball Tournament is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Friday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 3, in the gym at St. Nicholas Catholic School at 12816 S. El Monte Ave. in Los Altos Hills.
Eighth-grade teacher Kevin Kannengeiser has been organizing the tournament for 37 years. Eight teams come from schools in Mountain View, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Altos, Atherton and Burlingame.
The tournament began in 1973 and was originally called the St. Nicholas Invitational Basketball Classic until 2008.
There will be three sets of games played over the three-day-tournament, and the snack bar will be open during each game. Proceeds from the snack bar support the eighth-grade activities.
During the tournament weekend the teams will all live and play together as St. Nicholas guests.
The hosting team's parents will provide a pancake breakfast Saturday, followed by Mass in the gym and an award ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Three-day passes are $15 for adults and $12 for children, which also come with a free surprise. One-day tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are on sale at the school from Tuesday, Jan. 29, to Friday, Feb. 1, or at the door.