“Who’s Got Next” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Midwest Sports Academy will make this a national prominence; it’s still run in a hometown, friendly manner. Teams made up of various age, size and talent levels pay a registration fee for the opportunity to compete against other teams of similar make-up, as well as the chance to win top-quality trophies. This event will also help support Ella Joy illness.
We are passion about helping the youth in the local communities. The tournament will bring a weekend-long family-oriented festival of sport, sportsmanship and all-ages fun celebrating and reviving the half-court pick-up basketball game in a competitive and well-organized fashion
Produces will go towards helping underprivileged students and Ella Joy.
Ella Joy Sun Young May May Won was born on April 21, 2009. She was our first born, and we named her because El means God in Hebrew, so she is the daughter of God who brings us so much joy! She loves reading books, writing, doing crafts, learning new things, and playing with ocean toys with her 3 year old brother Asaph. One morning, I was tickling her leg, and noticed a rather large lump near her upper thigh. When I asked the pediatrician, he said it was nothing and that 9 out of 10 times it is benign. After bringing her back to the pediatrician and pediatric surgeon a few times, we decided to do a biopsy at Loyola. We soon found out she was positive for stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer. Our world was turned upside down! On October 8th we started her weekly chemotherapy treatments at Luries in downtown Chicago. We found out the hard way with red hives all over her body that she was allergic to one of the chemo drugs called peg asparaginase. So, instead of going to Luries weekly for treatment, we needed to go every other week for as long as a week of inpatient stay while she received chemotherapy. Then, after one routine bone marrow extraction, Her oncologist Dr. Morgan told us that her MRD (minimal residual disease) was positive and that she had cancer in her bone marrow and would need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant with a 30% or less chance to live. We were devastated to hear this. A few days later she told us they sent a dot graph to a pathologist in Seattle, and he said it might be a case of a false positive. We did the bone marrow extraction again with two samples sent out, and it was a complete miracle they both showed negative results! Praise the Lord! So now we will resume our 2 and ½ years of chemotherapy at Luries. Please join our family as we continue in praying, fighting, and crying out together for Ella Joy!
Friday Night Competitions:
Free Throw Contest
3 Point Contest
4 players per team
Site: Lions Park, East Dundee, IL 60118
Pre-Registration: Friday July 18th 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Open Registration: Saturday July 19th 8:00am - 11:00am
Cost: $85 per team
Registration Deadline: July 19th
Download the registration form fill it out and bring it with you on the day of the tournament. You can pay online anytime prior to the event or pay on the day of the event.