You got game? Think you can coach? Just like to watch players such Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis at the top of their game? This is the place for you! The Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic presented by the Chicago Park District in conjuction with 6th ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer host the city’s best summer basketball tournament for girls and boys ages 5-18. Join them for this end of summer, back to school, 6th Ward Village event.
The tournament has been renamed for Ben Wilson, a chatham resident and standout star at Simeon High School. Wilson was tragically killed in November 1984 the day before his senior season began. The outpouring of grief city-wide was unprecedented. Wilson will be the subject of an ESPN documentary “Benji” later this year.
Registration 8/6 – 8/10/12 5-8pm
Tournament 8/13 – 8/26/12 TBA
Finals: Aug. 25 & 26, Noon-6pm.
Located at Nat King Cole Park,
361 E 85th Street (8500 S. King Drive).
Sponsored by:The Chicago Park District & 6th Ward Alderman Roderick T Sawyer.