Tournament History

The James H. Warsaw 3-on-3 Classic is now the KIDSPORTS Invitational Powered by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

The KIDSPORTS Invitational is a student run 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Eugene’s Marist High School. It began in 1998 to give University of Oregon sports marketing students the opportunity to gain valuable event marketing experience while championing an important cause. For the past 13 years the tournament has raised money for Parkinson’s disease research as well as the Steven Dember Memorial Scholarship Fund, while providing hundreds of students a real-world learning experience.

The 2011 edition gives students the same experiential learning opportunity, while also benefiting an additional cause. This year the fundraising effort will seek to strengthen the KIDSPORTS player scholarship fund in addition to the Stephen Dember Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Stephen Dember Memorial Scholarship is the first scholarship for an undergraduate student studying Sports Marketing at the U of O and is named in honor of Stephen Dember, a Sports Marketing student who tragically passed away a few summers ago.

For its second year, the former Warsaw Classic has been re-positioned into a community tournament, for local youth of Eugene and Springfield who participate in KIDSPORTS basketball. Now officially titled The KIDSPORTS Invitational Powered by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, the tournament will host 64 teams and 320 players on Sunday, March 6, 2011, beginning with tipoff at 9:00 a.m. We encourage all members of the community to stop by and experience the tournament.

To learn more about the tournament email us at Warsaw3on3@gmail.com

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