Jamestown is preparing to host its 19th annual street basketball tournament, promising to be as exciting and fun as always. The anticipation and buzz are building, teams are forming, and plans are being made for everything from team uniforms to travel and accommodations. A common question this year is… “Hope there is no snow that weekend,” but, Street JAM is on whether in rain, shine OR snow.
The organizers are asking everyone to put Street JAM on their calendars and are inviting everyone to come on down and join in this family fun festival. This tournament represents a time honored tradition for over 19 years, community pride and a whole lot of hoops being played right downtown.
We are genuinely thankful to our partners who make this tournament possible, including all the volunteers, businesses, players, parents, families and spectators who are coming together to make this tournament the premier sporting event in our region. We are still looking for some volunteer scorekeepers on the courts.
Street JAM is presented by The Resource Center, Filling the Gap and many more fine sponsors to be announced soon.
While basketball is the main focus for Street JAM weekend, the true focus is building awareness of the contributions, accomplishments and importance of persons with disabilities who strive each and every day to be accepted and live their dreams, just like each of us. All proceeds from the Street JAM Basketball Tournament are kept locally, and assist with the many programs and services that support persons with disabilities and their families living in Chautauqua County.