Fast Eddy’s BAM Jam grows into new location
Below is the press release that was sent out on May 31 regarding the tournament’s new location
Boise, IDAHO – Idaho Select Basketball has opened registration and released the dates of this year’s Fast Eddy’s Summer BAM Jam. The 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5 in downtown Boise. The tournament is for any player of any ability. More information is available at www.bamjamboise.com. Additionally, the organization has announced that the tournament will be held in a new part of downtown Boise.
This summer the tournament will be held in a completely new location. Previously, the center of Fast Eddy’s Summer BAM Jam was located at 8th Street and Broad Street in the BoDo area. This summer, the center of the tournament will be at 6th Street and Bannock Street. The tournament will span 8 city blocks.
The move was required as a result of the large influx of teams over the last four years. The tournament has grown nearly 30% per year since 2008 and is anticipating hosting nearly 450 teams from around the Northwest this summer. To see a map of the new event, visit www.bamjamboise.com/location
“The Fast Eddy’s Summer BAM Jam tournament has had rapid, sustained growth since 2008, and the new location will help organizers continue to expand the tournament,” Mayor David Bieter said. “A livable city must have opportunities to get active, and Fast Eddy’s BAM Jam is a prime example. It’s basketball for all ages and abilities, it’s family friendly and it’s fun to see our streets transformed into basketball paradise for players and spectators.”
The new location near Old Boise will provide access to Capitol Park, more convenient parking and more eating and shopping options for all those involved.
“Being in Old Boise is a slam dunk and we are thrilled to be partnering with Fast Eddy’s BAM Jam this summer. We know that the players, spectators and volunteers will love the amenities that our neighborhood has to offer,” said Clay Carley of Old Boise. “Go to www.oldboise.com to see all the dining, shopping, entertainment and services available from the local merchants.”
While the location of the tournament has changed, the goal of Fast Eddy’s Summer BAM Jam remains the same: operate a first class event that the Treasure Valley can be proud and give back to local non-profit organizations. In the past 4 years Fast Eddy’s BAM Jam has donated over $10,000 to worthy local organizations.