Community Event: Ferndale Chamber Announces 7th Annual Makayla Street JAM 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The Ferndale Chamber has announced the 7th Annual Makayla Street JAM 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in downtown Ferndale, WA.

The tournament is Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4 and is open to K-Adult teams. Sign up for the tournament opens Saturday, June 1 and closes Sunday, July 28, 2019.

This “Hoopin’ for a Cure” event is held each summer in honor of Makayla Nicolaas and raises funds to fund a cure for pediatric cancer. Makayla passed away in July 2012 of Lymphoepithelial Carcinoma.

Makayla’s Street JAM is held in downtown Ferndale between the Boys & Girls Club and the Senior Center. There is plenty of parking, convenient restrooms, an onsite DJ, a variety of food vendors, and a Silent Auction. The location is within walking distance to nearby restaurants and businesses. This event is a fun day for spectators and participants alike, so stop by for some hoop action that honors the memory of “one tough competitor” who’s passion for the game lives on.

Since 2012, with generous community support, the Makayla Street JAM has raised and donated $114,000 to Strong Against Cancer at Children’s Hospital in Seattle.

For general information, sponsorship opportunities, an ongoing blanket donation drive (over 500 to- date), and registration visit the web site. or follow on Facebook @makaylastreetjam3on3.

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