Tuesday , June 23 , 2015

Summer basketball tournament draws thousands

WICHITA, Kan. In the stands of court 7 B
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cheap ray bans Wichita, Tenicia Elizondo steadies a video camera. She pans to the left as her son, Isaiah, makes a steal and dribbles to the
discount ray bans basket.

"Get it, get it!" she cheered.

She got into town Thursday and planned to stay through Sunday when the tournament ended. She and the families of the nine other players on the Texas Champions, have been staying at
fake ray bans a Wichita hotel, shopping in town, and eating at many local restaurants.

"Oh, it seems like that’s all we’ve been doing is eating!" Elizondo said.

The Texas Champions were just one of the 600 teams from 12 states visiting central Kansas to play in the 21st Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) Tournament.

It’s considered the nation’s largest summer basketball tournament.

"The hotels, the gas, the restaurants, everything should hopefully benefit from it," MAYB Tournament Director Greg Raleigh said.

Raleigh says a study was done a few years back that put on a number on the estimated economic effect the three day tournament has on the area each year.Articles Connexes:

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