The date is set and teams are practicing — well no one is really practicing.
The second annual Eagles and Chieftains Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held Apr. 11 and 12. The response has been great again, according to Coach Kyle Dickey. Last year’s inaugural event brought the gymnasium to life with non-stop court action.
“We are anticipating even more former Eagles and Chieftains this year,” Dickey said.
This year, the tournament will feature a BBQ Friday night and Saturday, a kids’ basketball camp, a beer and wine raffle, and a number of basketball games. The kids’ basketball camp will be Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and coached by UBC coach Carrie Watts. All kids are welcome to attend.
There is no fee, but they will be collecting donations during the kid’s basketball camp that will go toward a former Chieftain who lost his wife earlier this year. The money raised with the beer and wine raffle will be going to the same place.
The fee this year for players is $30. The increase in price from last year will allow the organizers to order reversible jerseys for all players. Those will be used from year to year. Teams have been made, but there are still players being added so players might be traded.
If you know of a former Eagle or Chieftain that would like to play or if you have any questions please contact Kyle Dickey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The event opens with the barbecue on Friday night (Apr. 11). The games run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that night.
Saturday will feature the barbecue again, and the kids’ basketball camp from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Eagles will play from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the Chieftains games run from 12 p.m.m to 8 p.m.
The beer and wine fundraiser raffle will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday.