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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).
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.
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
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.
PLAY THE RAFFLE
There is a raffle with a chance to win many amazing prizes including:
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)
PACK THE GYM & COME CHEER ON THE SAINTS
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
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!