PDX Ballers have exciting news to share...We were invited to the West Warmup tournament sponsored Made Hoops. This is a huge deal for this Grass Roots team! Made Hoops is a Nike affiliate, and the Warmup Tournament was a trial run for our boys. What made this an exciting opportunity for our team is who the program is ran by and 98% of the teams selected to join the tournament are already sponsored by BIG companies or are coached by NBA former and present players. Made Hoops is a platform that selects the top players/teams of the Nation; PORTLAND,OREGON was recognized through PDX BALLERS players! PDX Ballers is entering this domain as an unsponsored team, selected totally based off talent and word of mouth through the basketball community. We were honored and thrilled to be apart of the tournament, that recognized our efforts and talent! Thank you, Thank You and Thank you, for helping our Boys!
PDX Ballers are now shifting our focus to the annual Adidas President's Day National Championship Tourney, normally hosted locally in Portland, but forced to relocate to Phoenix, AZ this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have two teams registered for the tournament, and are looking for your help as a community in making sure all of our players and coaches can make it to Arizona to compete. This is a tournament title the boys won in 2017, and look forward to the opportunity to compete for the title of National Champion again.
As mentioned, our team needs financial help from our community. So far we are registered for the tournament and air fare for the players participating have been paid for by the Coaches. The total cost we are looking to help cover expenses is roughly $5,000: for room accommodations, food, van rentals, flights, and gas. Any dollar amount helps and we can provide a receipt for larger donations as this can be a tax write off, the team is registered.
A little background on the Team: The team was formed by 4 fathers - Nate, George, Tony and Pat back in 2016. The four men entered their boys in 3 on 3 tournaments as 2nd graders. Conversations were had amongst the fathers and PDX Ballers was formed the next year! Since then the boys have won championships after championships reigning in recognition from other cities like, Seattle, Spokane, Salt Lake City, Vegas, and Boise. The boys have always played in their grade division and a GRADE HIGHER, for appropriate competition. This was a risky move as coaches but they knew the skill set and potential each player possessed. The accolades are the proof of the hard work and dedication each player puts into their game and these fathers/coaches are not an easy bunch to please. Every practice is set up to teach, perfect, condition, adjust, and build a champion team!
Today the team consist of 12 boys ages 11-12 years old, coached by George, Nate Milton and Benjamin
We believe in the process
Big Tournaments Wins
Adidas Presidents’ Day National Championship 2017
The League Utah 2018
Vegas Big Foot Easter Showdown 2018
Las Vegas classic Jam On it 2018
Washington State Championship 2018
MLK Seattle 2018
Adidas G365 Classic Portland 2018
Adidas G365 Invitational PNW 2018
Nike Rose City Showcase 2018
Seattle Stars Classic 2019
Nike Rose City Showcase 2019
MLK Seattle 2019
Adidas G365 Pacific Northwest Qualifier II 2019
Adidas G365 Invitational PNW 2019
Over 50 local HoopSource and other tournament championships within the Pacific Northwest-PDX BALLERS were recognized on multiple syndicated websites; have been ranked #1 in the NW on G365 for the past 2 1/2 years.
We’ve been ranked top 10 on the West Coast multiple times Thank you for your donations!
Never Count us Out!
- Matt Brunson
- Chris Johnson
Organizer and beneficiary
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