2009 Memorial Day Classic!

This weekend will be the 25th Anniversary of The Memorial Day Tournament! The biggest Stickball event of 2009 is finally here and all are welcomed to come and share a weekend with the Stickball community.
After all of the anticipation, the best teams from San Diego, Miami, Orlando, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Manhattan and of course the Bronx will clash on Stickball Blvd! We will also have representatives from the International Stickball League, which also includes Panama.
Last year’s Champs, The Gold, will try to defend their 3-Peat of the Memorial Day Tournament and go four 4 in row! The level of competition in this tournament is unmatched as the best Stickball players in the world face off for 3 days here in NYC! Right now we have 18 teams lined up, with 16 already confirmed. Here’s some of the events the NYESL has in store for this year’s Tournament:
– A Tribute to the founding members of the NYESL
– 16-18 teams playing on 4 fields all day on Saturday and Sunday
– One game elimination for the top 8 teams on Monday
– Stickball4Kids will play a one game exhibition
– Two bands: Siglo XX on Saturday and Charango Sabor on Sunday
– Kids Entertainment: Face painting, inflatable gym,etc…
– Food Vendors with the best Spanish food in the Bronx!
And Much, Much, More!

Event Times:
On Saturday May 23rd, we’ll start the weekend with the opening day ceremony at 9:30am. This year we have the pleasure of having our new Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Immediately after we start the games and will play until about 7pm. At which point we’ll enjoy the sweet sounds of Siglo XX.
On Sunday May 24th, games start at 9am and will go on until 6pm. We then get to enjoy the sounds of Charango Sabor and a special guest.
On Monday May 25th, we have the playoffs with the top 8 teams starting at 10am in a one game elimination face-off. Before the championship game we have the annual Stick4Kids game. We’ll get to see our kids as they carry on the torch and continue the Stickball tradition. Finally, the long anticipated championship game will take place between the two powerhouses of the 2009 Memorial Day Tournament!

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This year’s event is sponsored by:
      Powerade               Paquitas Bar & Restaurant       Jacob Collision     Longui Handler, LLP.
www.powerade.com              1852 Westchester Ave              684 E. 137th St.       1-888-233-7444
                                            Bronx, NY 10472                    Bronx, NY 10454
                                             (718) 822-4930                       718-450-8705

Tournament contact: Richie Marrero: 201-658-1871 or 347-202-2258.
To sign up or for general questions: bxstickball@gmail.com