For the past 22 years, New York Metropolitan has played the championship games for each age group and division of its Boys Basketball District Championships on Memorial Day. This has grown into one of the premier events on the New York basketball calendar! Each player is told before their game that they are now are part of a very special group of New York basketball players since anyone who is anyone coming out of New York played at the AAU Championship Monday event at one point in their career. A total of 31 games were played at the Island Garden and the Brewster Sports Center. Both facilities were completely packed and the excitement was phenomenal. The games went off without a hitch, the sportsmanship was outstanding and the competition was truly impressive.
Since NY Metropolitan AAU Championship Monday is played on Memorial Day, we honor those who have served or are currently in our military. This year we sold tee shirts that the District purchased. We charged only $5.00 per shirt and were able to sell over 125 shirts. Every penny from those sales plus an additional donation from the NY AAU Treasury came to $1,000.00 which was donated to the Wounded Warriors Project to assist those veterans who have given so much for all of us. It was a donation that came from the hearts of all the participants of Championship Monday!
It was a great day for AAU Basketball here in New York. We look forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come. AAU Basketball is alive and strong in New York.
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