Big Sky Ballin’ is proud to announce ALL STAR WEEKEND 2015. This is a three day event dedicated to skills, sportsmanship, and competition. All ages are sure to enjoy themselves August 7-9 in Billings, Montana with lots to see, lots to do, and a whole lot of basketball. Since inception Big Sky Ballin’ has watched over 300 teams compete in our Above the Rim tournament along with over 5,000 fans. Vendors will be on hand during the tournament and merchandise will be available for purchase.
Friday kicks off at 8:00 am sharp with a skills camp hosted by the 406 Academy. Kids ages 7-17 will learn or improve on the fundamentals of defense, dribbling, shooting, and passing. We have allotted time during camp to apply what is learned in scrimmages and small sided games. Campers will also get to meet Zach LaVine, rookie with the Minnesota Timberwolves! Camp will be held at Alterowitz Gymnasium on the campus of Montana State University Billings (MSUB). The cost is $129.00 per player and lunch is provided.
Saturday morning we’ll lay down the paint in the parking lot of the Shrine Auditorium as the 3rd Annual “Above the Rim” 3 on 3 basketball tournament gets under way. We have five divisions for grades 3-12 separated by gender. We also have divisions for Adult Men, Adult Women, Adult Coed, and Elite. Around noon we will be holding our slam dunk contest and, of course, Zach LaVine will be on hand to judge. Better be ready for this, it’s hard to impress the NBA Champ! We will also have a 3-point contest for our sharp shooters.
Championship Sunday will see 14 teams emerge as the best in their division. Awards and photos will be a’plenty this day as several players will go home with hardware. Be sure to check out our Instagram for pictures of all the champions!
Big Sky Ballin’ is the parent company of the Annual “Above The Rim” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament hosted in Billings, MT. This event is coming into its third year and has seen significant growth over the first 2 years. Big Sky Ballin’s goal is to promote competition and sportsmanship through healthy activity. In addition, this family-oriented event will create a positive economic impact by bringing hundreds of players and fans to Billings.
The tournament is designed so that anyone–male or female, young or old, short or tall–can play as part of a participating team, and it encourages community involvement in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Besides tournament play, team members and spectators can participate in the 3-point shooting competition and the slam dunk competition.
Enjoy great competition and test your skills against players from all over the state! We look forward to seeing you there!