Mid-America Youth Basketball Tournament Begins July 12

Event Details

Date: July 11 - July 13, 2013

Location: Augustana's Elmen Center at 2505 S Grange Ave (Corner of 33rd and Grange)

Augustana College announced today that it will host the Mid-America Youth Basketball (MAYB) Tournament scheduled for July 12-14 in the Elmen Center.

More than 90 teams of 4th- to 12th-grade boys and girls will participate in this 3-day tournament.

A highlight of the event will be the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ (FCA) Nite of Champions on Saturday evening, July 13, featuring a barbeque pork banquet that's free for players and coaches. Parents and families are invited to make a free will offering. Sponsored by the FCA, and the South Dakota Pork Producers, Saturday’s banquet will be served between 4:45 and 5:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Stickney native Alan Miller (two-time All-American and 2nd all-time scoring in South Dakota history), who will share a witness of his Christian faith. Following Miller's message, youth participants will take part in a 3-point shootout and a slam-dunk contest.

“We bring in a Christian speaker to share the love of Jesus Christ to those participating this weekend. We believe that there is a platform to share your faith at an event as simple and ordinary as a basketball tournament,” said Carmen Hecht, a member of the organizing committee.

For more information, contact Mark Hecht at 605.274.4310.

Mark Hecht
Director of Recreational Services