Don’t worry youth basketball parents, you’ll still get your Monday bar-be-que. But your kids will also get to play in a highly competitive regional tournament that is attracting top teams from Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri and Oklahoma.
The Reebok Series Eloy Mares Memorial Day Mile High Showdown will feature dozens teams from more than three states competing in a three-day tournament at Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood, May 27-29. (That leaves your Memorial Day wide open to grill!)
Teams from 1st grade through 17u (boys and girls) are guaranteed a minimum of four games in pool play at a cost of just $375 per team.
The Reebok basketball series is a community oriented basketball program running top tier basketball tournaments in St. Louis for 15 years. Over 100,000 athletes have participated in the Reebok Series since day one. Their focus is to help kids stay busy and get the proper training to move forward in school and in life.
Now, they are hosting this AAU tournament in Colorado to honor Denver sports icon Eloy Mares and raise funds for Annunciation Grade School. They will also be hosting two NCAA Certified tournaments in Denver in July.
For the last several years Reebok Series has donated to Annunciation Grade School to help students pay for supplies and athletics fees. Last year they donated money towards rebuilding the school’s playground.
Marc Mares, the son of Eloy Mares and organizer of the tournament, joined Irv Brown & The Big Show on Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 to talk about the tournament and his father’s history in Denver. Listen in the podcast below.