Kalamazoo Celebrates Black History and Basketball this Juneteenth
A Kalamazoo basketball legend will be a part of this year's Juneteenth Basketball Playoffs, Dunk Showcase and 3 Point Contest.
Attention: Men, Women and Kids of Southwest Michigan. The Kalamazoo Juneteenth Basketball Playoffs is taking place on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at Wings Event Center. This event is organized by Riddle Promotions. Lifelong Kalamazoo resident and founder Charles Riddle sees this event as a way to pull two things together that he's very passionate about according to riddlepromotions.com,
This event is a culmination of Black history and his favorite sport, basketball.
This year Harlem Globetrotter Dunkin' Doug Anderson will be a part of the action. Anderson is not just the 2013 Denny's Slam Dunk Champion. He's also a former Detroit Mercy and Kalamazoo Central basketball player.
Some proceeds from this event will go to the following Black/minority focused charities:
Registration is now open if you're interested in playing some basketball this Juneteenth. It'll cost $62.50 per player or $500 per Team (8 players maximum.) That one-time fee includes all 3 dates and all players will get Moneyball Sportswear socks, event t-shirts and CLS sports towel with water bottle. Registration info can be found by clicking here.
If you're interested in supporting this event as a spectator, adult tickets are $20 at the door (advance tickets are $15.) Children 12 and under are $10 at the door (advance tickets are $7.)