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Posted on: February 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] SPAR's 27th Annual MLK Jr. Basketball Tournament!

This weekend is the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr., Basketball Tournament! More than 100 teams from our region will compete in this great event!

The weekend kicks off with a wheelchair exhibition game between the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks and the Shreveport Silver Spokes. Game time is 6 PM, Friday, February 20.

Other events include:
• Skills & Drills Challenge for middle school basketball players - Friday at 6:30
• Slam Dunk Contest Friday night! $500 to the winner. The contest is open to anyone. Call SPAR Athletics to register (318-673-7748)
• Championship Sunday at Southern University Shreveport. Games kick off at noon. Events include a community resource fair; 2015 MLK Jr. Basketball Tournament Achievement Awards to LaMark Carter, Breon Davis and Lueburda Myers; recognition of Black History Month essay contest winners (Jackeshia Davis and Nicholas Dyer); performance by Le'Kisha Robison (pop/R&B recording artist); chance to shoot a hoop and win $5000

All tournament games kick off at 9 AM on Saturday, February 21 (see for game locations). Admission to all events is free with donation of one or more non-perishable canned goods to support the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

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