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High Five America Memorial
Tournament: Recap--(June 1, 2000)

We finally heard from someone at High Five America, who also had a tournament down in the San Diego Area this past weekend, and from the sound of things, it was pretty successful.  Dave Axelson sent us the following recap of the weekend's events:

Over Memorial Weekend 2000, High Five America hosted their annual Memorial Weekend Tournament and once again the sheer size of the event was only superseded by the quality of play. The tournament featured 147 teams from all over the Western United States and was played on 14 basketball courts and six sites throughout San Diego. The tournament featured 1600 players competing in 11 age divisions.

The championship finals were played in the 52,000 square foot SportCenter on the campus of United States International University, a building that features six full-sized basketball courts. The winners and finalists in the 11 age divisions are as follows:

10 Boys  

Sporting Chance - Tucson, AZ d. Del Mar Sharks from San Diego

11 Boys

Portland Elite Pro-Am d. Fast Break from San Diego

12 Boys

ARC Razorbacks d. Phoenix West

13 Boys

Rancho Cucamonga Bulls d. Oxnard Rebels

14 Boys

Riverside and One d. High Five America

15 Boys

Las Vegas Select d. Portland Elite (Broadus)

15 Girls  

Super Flo from Orange Co. d. LA Raidogs

16 Boys  

Portland Elite d. Full Court Express from Colorado

HS Boys

Las Vegas Rebels d. Gillette Wyoming HS

HS Girls  

LA Raidogs d. Ruff Riders – Tucson, AZ

HS Boy All-Stars 

Future Basketball Stars Long Beach, defeated Portland Elite Legends

The next two major events being planned by High Five America include the Fireworks Festival 2000, a Girls Basketball Tournament scheduled at The SportCenter for July 1-3, 2000. The event will have divisions for 10 Under Girls up to and including High School All-Star Teams. High Five also has plans to host their first-ever High School Christmas Tournament. For more information on these tournaments, basketball camps and leagues, please contact Wayne Engelstad at 858-536-3211 Ext. 112.

High Five America is a 501- c-3 non-profit organization with its’ headquarters located in San Diego, California. The mission of High Five America is to empower young people and adults to make informed, healthy choices to counter the use of drugs and alcohol abuse, gangs and violence by using the platform of athletic excellence to provide positive role models, and to present helpful awareness, effective education and assistance. President and Founder Rle Nichols established high Five America in 1989.

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