Joey Sykes Tournament

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In the memory of Joey Sykes, a former St. Raymond School student who battled a rare form of pediatric cancer with great courage, determination, and optimism, the St. Raymond Athletic Association is proud to host the 16th Annual Joey Sykes 8th grade boys basketball Tournament between Thursday, January 16th – Sunday, January 19th.

The tournament will feature sixteen 8th grade boys teams competing over four days in the St. Raymond School and Lincoln gyms, including two St. Raymond teams.  The tournament features a Silver and Gold bracket as well as a 3-point contest on Championship Sunday.  Join us for terrific concessions including Maui Wowi Fruit Smoothies and a bake sale sponsored by the Quiz Bowl Team on Friday and Saturday.

Net proceeds will be donated to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.


Here are some of the amazing prizes that will be part of our raffle:

  • Four Bulls Tickets donated by Belmont Bank
  • Apple AirPods donated by Windy City Call Center
  • 43″ Samsung 4k UHD Flat Screen TV donated by the Raymond Athletic Association
  • 2 Cubs Tickets – summer game 2020 donated by The Ciprian Family
  • 4 Tickets to DePaul Blue Demon Men’s and Women’s Basketball Game
  • Multiple gift baskets for local restaurants

Tickets will be sold at the games: $1 – 1 ticket or $5 – 6 tickets or $20 Head-to-Toe (tickets number as tall as you are).


We are in need of volunteers for this important event.  Sign up for helping with concessions, admission, raffle, set up, and scorekeeping over our four days of games.  There are adult and student volunteer opportunities available.  Click on the opportunity below to sign up.




Gold SRS Team Games: 

  • Thursday, January 16that St. Raymond at 7:00 PM vs. St. Hubert
  • Friday, January 17th at St. Raymond at 8:00 PM vs. Lincoln Middle School – PACK THE GYM
  • Saturday, January 18th at St. Raymond at 9:00 AM vs. OLPH
  • Sunday – pending game results – championship games

Silver SRS Team Games:

  • Thursday, January 16th at St. Raymond at 6:00 PM vs. St. Theresa
  • Friday, Jan 17th at St. Raymond at 7:00 PM vs. Lincoln Middle School – PACK-THE- GYM
  • Saturday, January 18th at St. Raymond at 3:00 PM vs. OLPH
  • Sunday – pending game results – championship games

Click here to see the full schedule and results


On Friday, January 17th, students will have a Joey Sykes $1 Jeans Day at school!  If students participate in Jeans Day, they can wear the following to school:

  • Joey Sykes T-Shirt, St. Raymond Basketball Uniform jersey, Spirit Wear or shirt with St. Raymond or Saints on it.  If a student does not have Spirit Wear, a student may wear a solid T-shirt in SRS colors (red, black or white) or SRS uniform gym shirt
  • Jeans, dark leggings, or stretch pants with a long shirt, SRS uniform gym sweatpants, or SRS spiritwear pants.

St. Raymond Teams play on Friday night at 7:00 PM Silver vs. Lincoln and 8:00 PM Gold vs. Lincoln.  Come on out for Pack-the-Gym!

Looking forward to a terrific weekend of basketball!


Sean Hayes (

Joey Sykes Tournament Director

Event Location
St. Raymond School
301 South I Oka Avenue
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056

Date(s) - 01/16/2020 - 01/19/2020
All Day

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