Ballin' for a Cause Set to Host it's 10th Annual Event
at Buffalo Riverworks
Ballin for a Cause (BFAC), a youth-serving nonprofit organization in Western New York, is set to host its 10th Annual Balllin For a Cause national basketball tournament and World Games, May 19-21, at Buffalo Riverworks. During it's live press conference back in March, Mayor Byron Brown presented the organization with a proclamation declaring the annual event the official "Ballin for a Cause Weekend."
BFAC also announced that it will partner with Medaille College on its "Big 4" Initiative, making Medaille an exclusive collegiate partner for 2017, presenting three qualifying high school students with $7,500 in scholarship funds toward the 2017/2018 academic school year.
“We are proud of our history with giving back and working with our local community and truly excited about new programs that will launch in 2017,” said Lindsey Taylor, founder and CEO, Ballin for a Cause. “Medaille College will be a great partner to have and adds much value to our programs and impact on young people’s lives.”
The 10th Annual Ballin For a Cause weekend will host 800+ players from all over the World and entertain thousands of spectators throughout the weekend featuring Men's ,Women's, Youth and World Games division. The games are scheduled to tip off Friday 19th from 6pm-10pm , Saturday 20th 8am-6pmand conclude with Championship day Sunday 21st 8am-6pm.
Confirmed World Games participating teams: United States, Canada, Puerto Rico , Dominican Republic , Philippines , Cambodia , Tonga , Liberia , Somalia, First Nations , Jamaica and Haiti.
Confirmed National Championship participating teams: Toronto , Boston , Seattle, Ann Arbor , Cleveland , Columbus , New York City , Pittsburgh , Erie Syracuse , Rochester , Buffalo and more. The weekend will also include the BFAC x G Cope Fitness 3k Race on Saturday May 20th at 8:00pm and BFAC Big 4 Achievement Awardsat 6:00pm which honors the Gentlemen Institute graduates, Scholarship recipients, Community members featuring guest speaker Basketball Legend Pee Wee Kirkland.