Dru Joyce II expected more than 600 teams to participate from the registrations he had received. The King James Classic was hosted by the University of Akron, Kent State and a multitude of area elementary, middle and high schools.
St. Paul was home to the tournament on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Booster Club President, Tony Bachmann, was pleased with the organization of the event and the youth teams and their families that participated. Weekend passes were available for $17 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Daily passes were available for $10 and $8.
The King James Classic brings an estimated $2.5 million to the Akron area. The event finshed up at Rhodes Arena on the University of Akron campus on Sunday.
[Photos and information from Boosters Club secretary Jo Shoup]