The 2nd Annual Bacon Classic


What is the Bacon Classic?

The Bacon Classic is a winner-take-all P-I-G tournament. It’s a head-to-head, single-elimination event held during Glen Carbon Homecoming that will ultimately crown the Bacon Classic “BIG PIG” Champion. The Bacon Classic is all about fun and promoting fellowship through the game of basketball. Proceeds from the Bacon Classic will be donated to help local youth athletes attend Ball Hogg Academy.

2018 Ball Hogg Scholarship Recipients


The winner of the tournament will be named the 2019 "BIG PIG" and will get to fill their belly with 20 pounds of bacon donated by Goshen Butcher Shop. The winner will also receive the "BIG PIG" Champion trophy and "BIG PIG" braggin' rights for 2019.

2018 BIG PIG

Anthony McNeill

Glen Carbon, IL

Swine Print

Open to ages 10 and up

$25 per person to play

Registration includes a Bacon Classic t-shirt (only available for those who register online)

All participants will receive a gift from The Wooden Nickel.

Brackets will be built via random selection. Follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter to watch our live bracket drawing!

Walk-up participation is welcome. You must be present at the Wooden Nickel no later than 10:00 am the day of the event to reserve your spot.

Register to Play

Due to the lack of interest in the 2019 Bacon Classic, we have decided to cancel the 2019 Bacon Classic.


Can't shoot? You can still participate! All donations will go to help local youth athletes attend Ball Hogg Academy. Click the "Donate" button below to donate online or drop off your donation in person at the Nickel!



Phone: (314) 730-0364

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