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Honoring a Legacy

This tournament was named to honor the music and philanthropic legacy of Carl Perkins, whose record, “Blue Suede Shoes” is regarded in music history as one of the all time greats.

Raising Money for Children

The Carl Perkins Exchange Club raises awareness of child abuse everywhere. A donation will be made to the Center from the proceeds of the tournament.

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  • The deadline for entering has been extended through January 11!
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Invitational Facts

  • Tickets at the door will be $5.00 and free admission for children under 6. School officials get in free.
  • Each coach will receive an information packet upon arrival.
  • First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded in each division.
  • Brackets will be posted on Friday, January 13 on this website.
  • All tournament teams and mvp will be chosen and announced after each championship game.
  • Hospitality room will be available for coaches and school officials at both locations.
  • TSSAA officials.
  • The auxiliary gym at MMS and SGCHS will be used for pre-game warm ups.
  • Download the fact sheet HERE.

Blue Suede Invitational Pictures

Please visit our Blue Suede Invitational Google Site to see pictures from the present and past invitationals. Please note, not all teams are represented. If you have pictures of your team that you would like to add to the album please send them to Mollie Peery peerym@gcssd.org.






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We appreciate and want to recognize our sponsors! Please contact us if your organization is interested in sponsoring this event!