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2019 Joey Sykes Tournament

By Ann Cantieri, 01/07/19, 8:30PM CST

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T-Shirt Orders Due Jan. 8, Jeans Day Jan. 18

In 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 thru Sunday, January 20th.

The tournament will feature twenty 8th grade boys teams competing over four days in the St. Raymond School and Lincoln gyms.  The tournament features a Silver and Gold bracket as well as a 3-point contest on Championship Sunday.  There is a raffle with a chance to win many amazing prizes.

St. Raymond will be donating the net proceeds of the tournament to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation in the name of Joey Sykes who attended St. Raymond School. Last year, we donated over $4,000 to the Foundation in honor of Joey.

ORDER JOEY SYKES T-SHIRTS BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 8TH

Order your Joey Sykes T-shirts now to support the tournament!  Orders are due by Tuesday, January 8th. Shirts are $11 each.

Place your order on-line at: www.sportsemporium.net and please include your student’s homeroom with your order.

(If unsure of the size, please order a larger size as shirts do run small)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMITTEE

If  you are interested in being part of the planning and implementation of this great tournament, please contact Bill Cantieri at bcantieri@comcast.net.

iVolunteer will be available in January to sign up for concession, raffle, admission, scoreboard & book help.

PACK THE GYM FOR JOEY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH

On Friday night of the tournament, our 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.

$1 JEANS DAY AND PACK THE GYM – FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th

On Friday, January 18th, students will have a Joey Sykes $1 Jeans Day!  If students participate in Jeans Day, they can wear the following:

  • Joey Sykes T-Shirt, St. Raymond Basketball Uniform jersey, Spirit Wear or shirt with St. Raymond or Saints on it.  If a student does not have Spirit Wear, a student may wear a solid T-shirt in SRS colors (red, black or white) or SRS uniform gym shirt
  • Jeans, dark leggings or stretch pants with a long shirt, SRS uniform gym sweatpants, or SRS Spirit Wear pants.

Looking forward to a terrific weekend of basketball!

Sincerely,

Bill Cantieri (bcantieri@comcast.net)

Joey Sykes Committee Chairperson