More Than 1,400 Athletes And A Highly Sought Division I Prospect
Maricopa, AZ The 14th Annual Native American Basketball
Invitational (NABI), presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community,
Nike N7 and Seminole Tribe of Florida, will kick off Sunday, June
26 and showcases athletes representing tribal communities from across
the US and Canada, competing for the prestigious NABI National Championship
trophy and an opportunity to shine in front of college scouts.
ARIZONA ELITE AZ - 2015 BOYS SILVER DIVISION CHAMPIONS CHINLE,
Games start Monday, June 27 in the Ak-Chin Indian Community
and surrounding gyms in and around Maricopa, Ariz.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community has been a proud supporter
of the NABI tournament since its founding in 2003, said Robert
Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community. We are thrilled
that the teams will be playing this year in Maricopa and look forward
to showing off all our Community has to offer.
This summers tournament will feature more than1,400 talented
Native American athletes including a Division 1 prospect, 16-year-old,
Kamaka Hepa, a 6-foot-9 young man from Barrows, Alaska.
More than 250 games will be played over five days and will include
a College and Career Fair, Team Meet & Greet Party
and Educational Seminars. Scheduled to speak to the athletes will
be AC Green, an NBA Iron Man and former LA Laker.
SQUIRREL - 2015 GIRLS SILVER DIVISION CHAMPIONS CHAMBERS,
The NABI Gold Division Championship games will be played at
Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix, the home of the
Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, on Saturday, July 2. Doors open
at noon. Tickets are $10 for general admission and all of the proceeds
benefit the NABI Foundation.
For more information about the NABI Invitational, game schedules
and gym locations log on to the NABI official website www.nabifoundation.org
or contact email@example.com
Supporting sponsors of NABI include: Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury,
JP Business Solutions, Gila River Indian Community, Yavapai Prescott
Indian Tribe, PENTA Building Group, Northwest Indian College, National
Indian Gaming Association, Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, Seneca Nation
of Indians, Soboba Foundation, First Western Trust, Shakopee Mdewakanton
Sioux Community, NCNACPS and BEARD.
About NABI Foundation
The NABI Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization created
to inspire Native American athletes to use sports as a tool to secure
higher educational opportunities. Since its inception, NABI has
served over ten thousand youth through programs such as NABI Basketball
Invitational, NABI Baseball & Softball Invitational and the
NABI Physical Education Program/YPEP. For more information, visit
NABI Foundation, Tax ID# 43-1967299
About Ak-Chin Indian Community
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley
of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 35 miles south of Phoenix
in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an Oodham
word translated to mean mouth of the wash or place
where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground. Ak-Chin
has an enrollment of more than 1,022 tribal members and a land base
of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety
of business enterprises including Harrahs Ak-Chin, Ak-Chin
Southern Dunes Golf Club, Vekol Market, UltraStar Multi-tainment
Center and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit