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jANuary 20-23, 2022


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 17th Annual Joey Sykes 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament (Thursday, January 20 through Sunday, January 23).

All games will be streamed on the St. Raymond Saints Athletics MP YouTube channel. 

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

The 17th Annual Joey Sykes 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament will be held Jan. 20-23. Games will be played at St. Raymond and Lincoln Middle School with the championship games being held at St. Raymond on the final day of tournament action, Sunday, Jan. 23.


Thursday, Jan. 20
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm

Friday, Jan. 21
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm

Saturday, Jan. 22
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm

•    Location:  Lincoln Middle School– 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm

Sunday, Jan. 23
•    Location:  St. Raymond School – 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

2022 Joey Sykes Tournament Info

From the Tournament Directors

The 17th Annual Joey Sykes tournament will feature 13 8th-grade boys teams competing over four days in the St. Raymond School and Lincoln Middle School gyms. The tournament features a 3-point contest on Championship Sunday, Jan. 23, at 3pm, prior to the start of the Championship Game.  

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

Good luck to all the teams this year!

As we all are aware, we are currently living through a pandemic. The administration, staff, and students of St. Raymonds School are asking that all spectators, students, and student-athletes abide by the current COVID-19 guidelines in place in Cook County.  Please remind parents, students and student-athletes who will be in attendance that this event is hosted by parent volunteers.  These volunteers are upholding the guidelines set by Cook County, The Archdiocese of Chicago and St. Raymonds School.  Regardless of opinion, failure to abide by the guidelines in place will result in removal from the facilities no questions asked. 


There will be a 50/50 Raffle at this years tournament. The 50/50 Raffle will be drawn prior to the start of the Championship Game on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Winner need not be present to win.

Tickets will be sold at the games: 
$1 – 1 ticket 
$5- 6 tickets
$20 Head to Toe (tickets number as tall as you are).


On Thursday night of the Tournament, both St. Raymond 8th-grade boys teams will play. Let’s “Pack the Gym For Joey” that Thursday 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

SRS Red Team Game:
Thursday, Jan 20, at St. Raymond at 5 p.m. vs. Lincoln Middle School
Gold Black Team Game:
Thursday, Jan. 20, at St. Raymond @  6  p.m. vs Queen of All Saints 2
Looking forward to a terrific weekend of basketball!
2022 Joey Sykes Tournament Director
Brian Taylor