Alumni Basketball Tournament
In 2022, the VC Alumni Association renamed the Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament to the John Dumont VC Alumni Basketball Tournament in honour of John who courageously battled a rare form of cancer. John was a 12 Year Man who attended VC from 1982 to 1993 and was a standout basketball player who went on to play at UBC and professionally overseas. His wife, Trixie Cruz, has been a teacher and basketball coach at VC for many years. John and Trixie’s three sons, Jack (VC’18), Hunter (VC’20) and Cole (VC’22) have all been exceptional student-athletes and are following their parents’ footsteps as collegiate basketball players.
Established in 2016, The John Dumont Foundation has provided financial and community support to families battling cancer. Prior to the pandemic, “The John Dumont Classic” successfully ran four charity basketball tournaments, donating just under $10,000 to two local families.
The Cruz-Dumont family is honoured to have the VC Alumni Basketball Tournament named after John Dumont. This year, in keeping with the theme of events named in John’s honour, proceeds from the John Dumont VC Alumni Basketball Tournament will be donated to the John Dumont Foundation to support the Apostol Family.
The 2022 John Dumont VC Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held on May 7, 2022 at VC. Schedule to follow. Set up will be the same as last year with "Young Guns" playing full court 5 v 5 and "Veterans" playing half court 3 v 3. Everyone, including friends and family, are invited to the VC Alumni Room after the games for food, beverages, socializing and the awards presentation.
Register now through our Eventbrite link to reserve a spot! If you wish to donate to the John Dumont Foundation, you can do so through the same link.
We hope to see you on the basketball court!