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It's More Than Just A Game. It's A Mission To Make An Impact!

We’re talking about an 8-team five-on-five basketball tournament with a 3-Point Contest, Skills Challenge, and Slam Dunk Contest. The Charity Games support local non-profit organizations and community initiatives in Benton Harbor, Michigan through small grants. Each charity selects one of the teams they wish to represent and compete for them.


If your team wins, the charity you're playing for receives a $2,500 Community Impact grant.

The second-place team wins $1,500 for their charity.

The third-place team wins $1000 for their charity.

The fourth-place team wins $500 for their charity, respectively.


And The Winning Team Will Take Home $1,000 For Themselves!


We call that a win-win.


Team Registration

If you want to register your team, you must be at least 17-years or older to participate. Your team must have at least seven (7) players. Use the form below to register your team.


Team Expectations

  • Attend the Mandatory Team Meeting Sunday, June 6 at 5:00PM at 769 Pipestone Street. 

  • Stay for the Stage Play that begins after the second game. You don’t want to miss.

  • Arrive 30 minutes before your game begins. It is an automatic tech if you have to start with 4 players.

  • You cannot add new players to your roster once the game begins.

Game Rules

The games will be played using the same rules of the college game, but with a few exceptions.

  • Uniforms. Jerseys will be provided for each team. Immediately after your game, jerseys must be returned at the scores table.

  • Shot Clock. There will be no shot clock.

  • Timeouts. Each team will have 3 timeouts per half.

  • Halftime. Halftime will last for 5 minutes.

  • Game Clock. The clock will run nonstop except for during a timeout. The game clock stops only during the last 2 minutes of the second half.

  • Blowout Rule. If a team is leading by more than 20 points at the 2-minute mark of the second half, the clock will not stop in the final two minutes of the game.

  • Cursing. The first time is a tech. The second time is a tech and automatic ejection.

  • Referees. Respect the refs and respect their calls. Period.

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