The Tucson Basketball community is a large one. A city littered with basketball enthusiast and parents who played the sport at some point in their lives. Fast forward 15 years and they are now seeing an atmosphere where their children can thrive but exposure is limited. How do we change that? For most basketball has been an alternative to the negative things that our young boys and girls encounter daily. Growing up basketball kept me out of trouble and turned day to day successes into incentives that allowed me to continue to play the sport I loved. This week I have been able to see some of the Tucson basketball community live in action at the 1st Annual FAST MED Urgent Care Holiday Basketball Tournament that has been going on since Monday afternoon at Sabino High School. Sabino has a beautiful gym that has served as an amazing basketball atmosphere the past few days. The Tournament has five teams from the Phoenix area to go with seven teams from Tucson, from my perspective this has been a unique opportunity to showcase some of the talent that this city and state has to offer.
Over the past two days, I have been able to see where our organization can make a large impact in the city. The youth sports platforms that we are currently connected with pertain to our Junior Buckets program, as well as having several of our players and staff serving on coaching staffs for various high school and middle school programs we believe we can help in highlighting the cities talent. We want to focus on growing the basketball culture organically; through collaboration we can develop a platform that opens the doors for success on and off of the basketball court specifically tailored to players inside our city. I see a lot of talent but there is much development that needs to be made just the same. Tucson Buckets offers a dedication to elite basketball and as we work to display it on the court we will impact everything we encounter. Basketball is such a universal sport that the boundaries are endless with the right approach and attention to detail. Hopefully having a professional team offers a unique opportunity for our young ballers to see well played, competitive basketball on a regular basis. As we sharpen our swords in the professional ranks they will sharpen theirs in their respective leagues.
Supporting our youth programs is a vital part of maturing the basketball culture. Tucson Buckets wants to show our face at as many basketball events as we can. Share to our supporters the opportunity to attend those same events. Get in contact with us and we can figure out where our services will be useful.
If you are looking for something to do tomorrow Wednesday December 30th, come by Sabino High School at 10:00 AM for the final day of the tournament. The championship game starts at 4:15 PM and there will be competitive ball all day long. Media is welcome as well.* Come out and show these young ball players some love and see who is crowned the 1ST Champions of the Tournament. This hopefully starts a new tradition for Sabino. We will be highlighting the tournament champions with a piece at the conclusion on the Tucson Buckets page. We wish everyone a Happy New Year and much success in 2016 and beyond. #GetBuckets
*Hospitality Suite Provided for ALL Media
Tickets $5 and Free for 18 and Under
Tournament Rankings- (You can see up to date standings at Tourney Machine)
2. Williams Field
5. Ironwood Ridge
8. Poston Butte
10. Apache Junction
11. Desert View
Tournament Details Sabino High School 5000 N Bowes Road, Tucson AZ
Tip-off- 10:00S AM
North Gym South Gym
#4 VS. #5 #3 vs. #6
#1 vs. #8 #2 vs. #7
1:00 PM Tip-off
#9 vs. #10 #11 vs. #12
2:30 PM Tip-off
Semi Final Games