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jANuary 17-20, 2019


In the memory of Joey Sykes, a former St. Raymond student who battled a rare form of pediatric cancer with great courage, determination and optimism, the St. Raymond Athletic Association is proud to host the 15th Annual Joey Sykes 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament (Thursday, January 17th through Sunday, January 20th).

Net proceeds will be donated to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

The 15th Annual Joey Sykes 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament will be held Jan. 17–20. Games will be played at St. Raymond and Lincoln Middle School with the championship games for the two brackets being held at St. Raymond on the final day of tournament action, Sunday, Dec. 20.


Thursday, Jan. 17
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
•    Location: Lincoln Middle School – 6:00pm, 6:30pm (west gym), 7:00pm

Friday, Jan. 18
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm
•    Location: Lincoln Middle School – 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm - Games run concurrently in Busse & West Gyms

Saturday, Jan. 19
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00 noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm. 8:00pm, 9:00pm

Sunday, Jan. 20
•    Location:  St. Raymond School – 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm, 5:15pm

2019 Joey Sykes Tournament  Info

From the Tournament Directors

The 15th Annual Joey Sykes tournament will feature 19 8th-grade boys teams competing over four days in the St. Raymond School and Lincoln Middle School gyms. The tournament features a Silver and Gold bracket as well as a 3-point contest on Championship Sunday.  Good luck to all the teams this year!

Gold Divison -  is a double elimination tournament.

Silver Division -  is Pool Play across 3 pools of teams.


There is a raffle with a chance to win many amazing prizes including:

  • Nintendo Switch ($300 value)
  • Marriott Lincolnshire Staycation – Overnight stay, show and breakfast
  • 2 Cubs Tickets Tuesday July 16th 7:05pm game – 5th row up on 3 rd base side
  • DePaul Blue Demons Game – Four Tickets to Men’s Game and Women’s Game
  • Chicago Blackhawks Swag Bag
  • Northwestern Game in 2019-2020
  • Bosch V18 Compact ½ Drill ($130 value)
  • Golf foursome @ Mt. Prospect Golf Course
  • Teeth Whitening by Meyer Dental Group
  • Six Pilates Classes by DynaPeak

And other prizes from Fannie Mae, Tortorice’s Pizza, Outback Steak House, Nothing Bundt Cakes and more!

Raffle tickets will be sold at the games:
$1 - 1 ticket
$5 - 6 tickets 
$20 for head-to-toe tickets (as tall as you are)


On Friday night of the Tournament, both St. Raymond 8th-grade boys teams will play. Let’s “Pack the Gym For Joey” that Friday evening! The Athletic Association encourages all students to come out and pack the gym for this great event as we cheer on our teams, raise funds to fight pediatric cancer and celebrate the spirit of Joey Sykes

Silver SRS Team Game:
Friday, Jan 18, at St. Raymond at 7 p.m. vs. Lincoln Middle School (Sliver)
Gold SRS Team Game:
Friday , Jan 18, at St. Raymond @  8 p.m. vs St. Joseph (Gold)


We are in need of volunteers for this important event.  On Thursday and Friday nights, there will be three gyms used for games.  On Saturday, there will be 11 games at St. Raymond. We need your help!

Scoring and Timekeeping Volunteer Opportunities

Admissions and Concessions Volunteer Opportunities

Looking forward to a terrific weekend of basketball!
2019 Joey Sykes Tournament Committee
Bill Cantieri
Joel Barbel
Sean Hargadon