The Detroit Athletic Club is hosting more than 400 basketball players from athletic clubs across the U.S. this weekend for the North American Association of Club Athletic Directors (NACAD) basketball championship tournament, which runs today through Sunday at Wayne State University in Detroit.
This years’ NACAD tournament, the 33rd overall and the first in Detroit in eight years, consists of nearly 20 games in various categories including; Open, Men’s A (under 35 years), Men’s AA (35+), Men’s Masters (45+), Men’s Golden Masters (55+), Platinum (65+) and Women’s.
“The NACAD basketball championship tournament is one of the premiere inter-club competitions in the U.S.,” says Rob Barr, athletic director at the DAC. “We are bringing teammates from 11 athletic clubs together to compete in the three-day tournament. The athletes range in age and ability and the common theme is the passion for basketball, dedication to athletics, and commitment to community.”
Participating clubs include the Athletic Club of Columbus (Ohio), The Fort Worth Club (Texas), Los Angeles Athletic Club, Milwaukee Athletic Club, Missouri Athletic Club, Multnomah Athletic Club (Portland, Ore.), New York Athletic Club, The Olympic Club (San Francisco), Spokane Athletic Club, Washington Athletic Club (Seattle, Wash.), and the host DAC.
The event, which is taking place at WSU’s Mort Harris Center and Mattheai Center, is open to the public and free of charge. A $10 donation is welcome to help support Pershing High School’s men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Games will be played today until 6 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.