The New York Emperors Stickball League will host it’s 29th Memorial Day Tournament on May 25th until May 27th, 2013. This premier Stickball event will take place on Stickball Blvd in the Bronx. As in past years the tournament will showcase the best Stickball players from around the country. We’ll have teams/players coming in from Puerto Rico, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, New Jersey, California, Manhattan and of course the Bronx. All teams will play 3 games on Saturday, 3 games on Sunday and the top 8 teams will make it to the Monday 1-game elimination championship round. And then the hunt for the ultimate Bragging Rights trophy will intensify as players give 110% to claim the single most prestigious Stickball trophy – Memorial Day Champions. Standing in the way will be last year’s Champions, Bronx Emperors, who will look to use their experience to outwit their opponents and make it a back to back Championship streak.
But, many ask why is this the most prestigious Stickball event of the year?
It’s all about Tradition. The NYESL slogan “Stickball. Not just a game…A tradition” highlights that Stickball is more than just a sport that we use to stay active and healthy. Stickball represents family bonds and comradery. It’s an activity that brings together players from distinct backgrounds and makes them brothers. Brothers in the truest sense of the word: we laugh together; we cry together; we argue together; we mourn together; we are a family. We learned these traditions from our Stickball Oldtimers who still to this day pass on their wisdom and vision of the sport. It’s a contagious tradition that captures the hearts of all those who share in its passion.
Come join us and this weekend as we kick things off on Stickball Blvd!
Date: May 25th – May 27th, 2013
Time: 10am – 7pm
Place: Stickball Blvd, Bronx, New York
– Friday May 24th, 7:30pm
– At Olivia’s Café (the old Riddlers)
– 1854 Westchester Ave. Bronx, New York
Stickball. Not just a game…A tradition!