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20 Apr 2017

AAU EVENT BULLETIN & NEWS - VOLUME # 7 - ISSUE 33

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JESSE OWENS RECOGNIZED AS INAUGURAL AAU GUSSIE CRAWFORD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT

More than 80 years after bringing home four Olympic gold medals for Team USA in the 1936 Berlin Games, legendary track and field athlete Jesse Owens was honored posthumously with the inaugural AAU Gussie Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award.

Owens specialized in sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history. His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been called the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport and has never been equaled. He was the most successful athlete at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and, as an African American man, was credited with single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of supremacy.

Gina Hemphill-Strachan, granddaughter of Owens, was on-hand at the AAU Sullivan Award Ceremony on April 11 to accept the award on behalf of her grandfather.

"It's a testament to the changes of growth and it's a testament to the changes of progress that I'm able to stand here tonight and accept this award on behalf of my grandfather," said Hemphill-Strachan. "It celebrates so much more than just his remarkable athletic accomplishments, but it celebrates the impact he made as a man in this world."

The AAU Gussie Crawford Award was established by President Dr. Roger J. Goudy in 2017 to honor Crawford, voted the first female president of the AAU in 1988, as a trailblazer in amateur sports. The award is intended to recognize those athletes whose efforts, both on and off their playing surface on the national or international stage, have paved the way for great change in amateur sports.

Click here to view the photo gallery from Monday evening's reception honoring Gussie Crawford.

CARLINI BECOMES FIRST VOLLEYBALL PLAYER TO WIN AAU SULLIVAN AWARD

Wisconsin Volleyball star Lauren Carlini became the first volleyball player to earn the AAU Sullivan Award on Tuesday, April 11, as she was honored as America's top amateur athlete at the New York Athletic Club at the AAU James E. Sullivan Award Ceremony presented by Eastbay.

A four-time All-American at the University of Wisconsin, Carlini ranks first in program history with 74 career double-doubles and second in career assists with 5,599. Carlini, the first four-time All-Big Ten pick in Wisconsin history, was a member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. National Team at the 2016 Pan American Cup.

"I'm honored to be the first volleyball player to win this award," Carlini said. "Volleyball is growing and gaining popularity, so I hope this keeps it going."

Click here to relive the ceremony.

AAU SULLIVAN AWARD FINALISTS GET VIP TREATMENT AT THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

Finalists for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award visited the Empire State Building on Tuesday, April 11 in advance of the AAU James E. Sullivan Award Ceremony at the New York Athletic Club. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, Lauren Carlini, Laurie Hernandez, Kyle Snyder, Ginny Thrasher, Ashleigh Johnson and Aly Raisman took in the views from atop the World's Most Famous Building.

Click here to see behind the scenes of their VIP tour.

FORMER AAU SULLIVAN AWARD WINNER JIM RYUN HONORED ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Fifty years after earning the 37th AAU Sullivan Award, 1968 U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jim Ryun was recognized during the AAU James E. Sullivan Award Ceremony presented by Eastbay at the New York Athletic Club on Tuesday, April 11.

"Fifty years ago I had the privilege of winning the AAU Sullivan Award and it still remains one of my treasured trophies at home for many reasons," Ryun said. "One reason is that it honors the athlete, but most of all it honors the high moral character and the contributions they've made and will continue to make."

Ryun was the first high school athlete to run a mile in under four minutes. In 1966, at age nineteen, Ryun set world records in the mile (3:51.3) and the half-mile (1:44.9).

Along with the AAU Sullivan Award, Ryun received numerous awards, including Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" award, the ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year and the Track & Field News' Athlete of the Year award as the world's best track & field athlete.

LESS THAN THREE WEEKS TO REGISTER FOR AAU NATIONALS

Don't miss out on this huge event! The 44th AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships registration deadline is approaching.

Make sure to get your registration and payment in by May 8th to be a part of the action. Volleyball, theme park fun, two water park parties, and much more await you in Orlando, FL this June!

For more information, CLICK HERE.


LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS

Just a little over a week left to register for the West Coast Championships. This tournament is taking place from May 26-29 for girls teams from 12U to 18U.

Register now as spots will fill up fast! More information on this tournament at the Westgate Las Vegas Resorts and Casino can be found HERE.

AAU TAEKWONDO SHINES IN SPAIN

Alicante, Spain - On the heels of a dominating showing in Germany last year, the AAU Taekwondo Team (led by Head Coach Greg Tubbs) solidified its standing as USA's top grass-roots taekwondo program by outperforming the competition in multiple divisions.

The Spanish Open (G1) welcomed its sparring competitors on Saturday March 25, hosting cadets and juniors. Team AAU/USA racked up medals early for day one of competition, while earning an overall cadet third place – three gold and three bronze
medals.

To Read Entire Story, Click Here

2017 AAU KARATE NATIONALS - UPDATES

The Nationals are right around the corner and our hotels are filling up. If you have not made your hotel reservation, you will want to do so ASAP by Clicking on the following link – Hotel Link. If you do not see a hotel to fit your needs of your Team or Family, please contact jennifer@aausports.org.

Also, the entry forms for Individual Athletes, Coaches, Referees and Clubs have now been posted on the AAU Karate website at the following links:

Club Info Sheet – Click Here
Club Entry Packet – Click Here
Individual, Coaches & Officials Packet – Click Here
Overall Daily & Tentative Schedule – Click Here

Any additional questions on the upcoming event, please visit www.aaukarate.org or contact jennifer@aausports.org.

AAU VOLLEYBALL VEGAS CUP

   
DIVISIONS: 14'S & 16'S
FEE: $275
LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada
DATES:
May 6 & 7, 2017

For more information, contact info@aausnvolleyball.com

AAU BOYS' & GIRLS' BASKETBALL SPRING EVENTS

AAU BASEBALL HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS ARE LISTED BELOW

Click here for more information and the full listing of events
Dates are subject to change


4th ANNUAL AAU VS. CANCER SUPER REGIONAL
Dates: 4/29/17-4/30/17
Location: Oxford, NC

Entry Deadline: April 22, 2017
CINCO DE MAYO
Dates: 5/6/17-5/7/17
Location: Southern California
Entry Deadline: April 30, 2017
   
NC AAU CENTRAL SPRING STATE
Dates: 4/29/17-4/30/17
Location: Clemmons, NC
Entry Deadline: April 22, 2017
SANDLOT AAU GRAND NATIONALS QUALIFIER
(10u-13u)

Dates: 5/12/17-5/14/17
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Entry Deadline: May 5, 2017
   
OLD SCHOOL WOOD BAT
Dates: 4/29/17-4/30/17
Location: Southern California
Entry Deadline: April 22, 2017
AAU MOTHER'S DAY SHOOTOUT
Dates: 5/13/17
Location: Oxford, NC
Entry Deadline: May 6, 2017
   
AAU APRIL SUNDAY DOUBLEHEADER
Dates: 4/30/17
Location: Southern California
Entry Deadline: April 23, 2017
 

AAU VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS ARE LISTED BELOW

Click here for the full listing of events
Dates are subject to change

17U LADY BEARS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Dates: Apr. 29, 2017
Location: Dillsburg, PA
Entry Deadline: Apr. 22, 2017
2017 CAN-AM CLASSIC
Dates: May 20-21, 2017
Location: Detroit, MI
Entry Deadline: May 8, 2017
   
D1 VOLLEYBALL CAMPS
Dates: June 5-7, 2017
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Entry Deadline: Until filled
ELEVATE SUMMER BASH
Dates: Jun. 16-17, 2017
Location: Allen, TX
Entry Deadline: Jun. 14, 2017
   
LANDER INVITE
Dates: April 22-23, 2017
Location: Lander, WY
Entry Deadline: April 22, 2017
Informatio Flyer: Click Here
Xplosion Spring Showdown
Dates: May 13, 2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Entry Deadline: May 8, 2017
Informatio Flyer: Click Here
   
  Elevate Summer Bash
Dates: June 16-17, 2017
Location: Allen, TX
Entry Deadline: June 14, 2017
Informatio Flyer: Click Here
AAU BEACH VOLLEYBALL
DISTRICT BEACH
C
HAMPIONSHIP
Dates: Mar. 4 - Jul. 8, 2017
Location: Mansfield, TX
Entry Deadline: Varied
P1 BEACH SERIES
Dates: Mar. 19 - Jul. 8&9, 2017
Location: Mansfield, TX

Entry Deadline: Varied
   

 

2017 CARPE DIEM BEACH SERIES
Dates: Jun. 17, 2017
July 22, 2017
Aug. 5, 2017
Aug. 12, 2017
Aug. 26, 2017
Location: Holland, MI

Entry Deadline: Varied

HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS ARE LISTED BELOW
Click here for the full listing of events.


Boys' & Girls' Basketball
(listed in date order)


WCBBA TOURNAMENTS
Location: Danville, CA
Dates: Every weekend until Aug. 26, 2017
Deadline: wcbba.org

Information Flyer: Click Here

2017 SMOOTH BALLERS CLASSIC
Dates: Apr. 8-9, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: Apr. 2, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

3RD ANNUAL SPRING TOURNAMENT
Dates: May 6-7, 2017
Location: Pembroke, NY
Entry Deadline: Apr. 25, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

OZARK DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dates: May 6-7, 2017
Location: St. Louis, MO
Entry Deadline: Apr. 23, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

STATEN ISLAND MUSKETEERS SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT
Dates: May 13-14, 2017
Location: Staten Island, NY
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

2017 LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S GAMES FOR GIRLS'
Dates: May 20-21, 2017
Location: Opelousas , LA
Entry Deadline: May 23, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

MILE HIGH INVITATIONAL SHOWCASE BOYS' & GIRLS'
Dates: May 27-29, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Entry Deadline: May 27-29, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

ANNUAL JAM FEST - PAINT YOUR MARK
Dates: Jun. 3-4, 2017
Location: Tobyhana, PA
Entry Deadline: May. 15, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

15TH ANNUAL
SUMMER CLASSIC

Dates: Jun. 10-11, 2017 Location: Redwood City, Pacifica, San Francisco, Palo Alto, CA
Entry Deadline: Jun. 2, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

Boys' Basketball
(listed in date order)



MAYHEM IN ORLANDO
Dates: March 5 - May 7, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: Click Here
Information Flyer: Click Here

2016 SOUTHEASTERN AAU TENNESSEE BOYS' BASKETBALL DI & DII
Dates: Varied
Location: Clarksville, Knoxville & Nashville, TN
Entry Deadline: Varied
Information Flyer: Click Here

SOUTH TEXAS AAU BOYS' DISTRICT NATIONAL QUALIFIER
Dates: May 6-7, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
Entry Deadline: Apr. 30, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

CROSSOVER & FINISH AAU BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Dates: May 6, 2017
Location: Madison Heights, MI
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here


2017 DISTRICT QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS, BOYS'
Dates: May 6-7, 2017
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Entry Deadline: Apr. 22, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

THE AAU BASKETBALL CIRCUIT - LEHIGH VALLEY EDITION
Dates: May 6-7, 2017
Location: Allentown, PA
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

MOTHER'S DAY BLAST #15
Dates: May 13, 2017
Location: Suisun, CA
Entry Deadline: May 13, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

CROSSOVER & FINISH AAU BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Dates: May 13, 2017
Location: Madison Heights, MI
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

BEST OF THE BAY
Dates: May 20-21, 2017
Location: Tampa, FL
Entry Deadline: May 5, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

THE AAU BASKETBALL CIRCUIT - READING EDITION
Dates: May 20-21, 2017
Location: Allentown, PA
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

HAWAIIAN DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
Dates: May 26-29, 2017
Location: Honolulu, HI
Entry Deadline: May 1, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

ATLANTA MEGA EXPLOSION
Dates: May 26-29, 2017
Location: Marietta, GA
Entry Deadline: Apr. 26, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

ANNUAL JAM FEST
PAINT YOUR MARK

Dates: Jun. 3-4, 2017
Location: Tobyhana, PA
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

BRING YOUR
A+ GAME 18

Dates: Jun. 17 - 18, 2017
Location: Suisun, CA
Entry Deadline: Jun. 10, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here



Football
(listed in date order)


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EAST & WEST YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Dates: Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

COLORADO YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
FALL & SPRING

Dates: Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

TGS FIRST LOOK THE SHOWCASE
Dates: Jun. 3, 2017
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Entry Deadline: May. 27, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

Girls' Basketball
(listed in date order)


MEMORIAL DAY HOOPS
Dates: May 27-28, 2017
Location: Sterling, VA
Entry Deadline: May. 13, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

Hockey
(listed in date order)


MANHATTAN ROLLER HOCKEY LEAGUE
(ADULT)
Dates: Sept. 1 - Aug. 31, 2017
Location: Isaac's Park, NYC
Entry Deadline: Avail for Spring
Information Flyer: Click Here

SAN DIEGO DISTRICT HOCKEY LEAGUE
Dates: Dec. 18, 2016 - Aug. 21, 2017
Location: Escondido, CA
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

Strength Sports
(listed in date order)


2017 OKLAHOMA AAU STATE
Dates: May 6 & 7, 2017
Location: Tulsa, OK
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

Track & Field
Formerly Athletics
(listed in date order)


REACH 1 INVITATIONAL MEET
Dates: May 6, 2017
Location: Austin, TX
Entry Deadline: May 6, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

ROY WILKINS INVITATIONAL
Dates: May 6, 2017
Location: Jamaica, NY
Entry Deadline: May 6, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

2017 GEORGIA DISTRICT AAU CHAMPIONSHIP
Dates: Jun. 6-11, 2017
Location: Monroe, GA
Entry Deadline: Jun. 5, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

TALLAHASSEE ZOOM TRACK CLUB INVITATIONAL
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Dates: Jun. 10, 2017
Deadline: Jun. 7, 2017
Information Flyer: Click Here

Trampoline & Tumbling
(listed in date order)


CHAMPIONS CUP STATE NATIONALS
Dates: May 6, 2017
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Entry Deadline: Not provided
Information Flyer: Click Here

Wrestling
(listed in date order)


IRONMAN FREESTYLE & FOLKSTYLE
Dates: Apr. 1, 2017
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Entry Deadline: Must pre-register online
Information Flyer: Click Here


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