Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT
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2160 S. 1st Ave., Building #130
(best accessed on the side closest to 5th avenue)
Maywood, IL 60153

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Rules of Participation

Registration includes required gear for your game, branded materials/gifts, as applicable and more. It also includes a power lunch where you will meet and mingle with men in medicine and enjoy the following:

  1. Visit Loyola's Anatomy Lab and interract with cadaver
  2. 5 Minute CPR
  3. Stop The Bleed
  4. Buzzer Talks with leading Chicago Top Docs
  5. Interract with men of color in medicine
  6. Great Basketball
  7. Much More!

Play on teams named after your favorite specialties lie Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Urology, Surgery, Radiology, Emergency Medicine and More!!

No cursing, profanity or poor behavior allowed!

You are guaranteed to play 3 games. Those that remain will play for the championship games.

There will be 4 persons per team allowing 1 additional.  This will allow for intermittent subbing as needed with goal to maximize play time for all participants.   

Game day registration begins at 8am with tip off at 9am. You must be on time. Players are randomly assigned to teams.  

Must be 14 years or younger to participate.

Must be present to receive any rewards.  The winning teams will win a private PAINT BALL TEAM 'REMATCH DAY" THE FOLLOWING WEEK WITH MEN IN MEDICINE!!

Students can NOT play on facility gym equipment and must remain on the gym floor at ALL TIMES.  Parents must agree to supervise 

Seating is limited.


LaMenta Conway 



Come hoop with Chicago's Top Docs and discover that you might have "gifted hands" - for medicine, that is. You might also discover that you have more in common with these men in medicine than you think. Not smart enough to be a doctor? Math & Science is too hard? You're going to the NBA anyway? Enjoy a competitive tournament followed by food, prizes and a panel discussion with a few "black men in white coats" and dispel the myth!

This community partnership reflects the combined efforts of I AM ABEL FOUNDATION and IMPACT BASKETBALL and our shared love for Chicago area kids.  Our goal is to expose our children to careers in medicine.  We believe our boys must "SEE IT TO BE IT."



If we don't lead them, who will?  As the parent of kids who were once collegiate athletes I know all too well the push we have for our kids to do well in sports with hopes of scholarships or even professional superstardom. But face it, hoop dreams are often just that.  Two of my athletes traded Division One and Division Three Sports for careers in law and medicine. Not too bad actually.

We have to prepare our kids to be successful in an array of areas.  I AM ABEL FOUNDATION'S goal is to change the narrative within our Chicago area communities - one kid at a time.  

There is an incredible need for minorities in medicine to tackle the massive physician shortage anticipated for 2025.  Many kids do not believe they are capable of doing the work, especially our young boys. There are many reasons for this fallacy but there are also several solutions and I AM ABEL FOUNDATION is doing our part to raise up the next generation of leaders, innovators, researchers, physicians and HEALTHCARE HEROES.  WHY? Because they are needed!  Why else? Because its a GREAT job and a GREAT profession!  Black men are becoming instinct in medicine.  Let's teach our boys that they CAN become physicians if they want to and let's show them how. We need them.

This tournament was especially created with our young men of color in mind.  So come join us for a crazy fun Sunday where are young boys can see black and brown male physicians who are totally cool and relatable and can teach you about their profession after a fun game of 3 on 3.  Our docs are putting down the stethescope and scapel to spend some one on one time with our precious young men.  We want our boys to know that Medicine is NOT just for nerds.  Medicine is for amazing, talented and bright young men -- JUST LIKE YOUR SON.

Are you in?  Register your son or a child that you love now!



Parking will be just to the south of fitness center.  Parking is typically free for the weekend but be parepared for a nominal fee if required.


Loyola Center For FItness Facility Tours

Loyola Center For Fitness Facility Tours

If you would like to tour this amazing state of the art facility, please stop at the front desk and someone will be able to assist you with times.