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Ballin for a Cause - 2017 World Games

Ballin for a Cause - 2017 World Games

"The World Games gives us the opportunity to enlighten others about different cultures and promote world peace"


Fri, 05/19/2017 to Sun, 05/21/2017


Buffalo, NY
United States

About Ballin for a Cause

‘Ballin for a Cause’ is an internationally recognised 5-on-5 basketball tournament and event weekend in Buffalo, NY that consist of 700+ Men’s and Women Unlimited, Youth Division and World Games teams. It serves as a platform to raise awareness and proceeds for educational, youth sports, community and health programs.

Our mission is to promote a premier annual national-international basketball event that is held for the sole purpose of bringing awareness and raising proceeds for the local community.  2017 will mark Ballin for a Cause’ 10th year in existence of the highly popular event in Buffalo, NY.

The tournament has featured men’s, women’s, youth teams from across the United States and Canada. The first tournament took place Saturday 05 April 2008. The tournament now host events in Toronto, New York City, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Erie and National Championship in Buffalo, NY.

Ballin for a Cause demonstrates a strong investment in our community through our “BFAC BIG 4 Initiative” which represents our four core areas of education, community, youth sports and health.

In 2016 we hosted our first ever "World Games" which will featured 12 International teams that represented variety of nationalities and ethnic groups. We were honoured to host participating teams from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Cambodia, Phillipines, Turkey, India, Africa, Haiti, First Nations, Asia and Dominican Republic.

The World Games gives us the opportunity to enlighten others about different cultures and promote world peace. The World Games Championship will take place during our 10th annual event weekend 19 May – 21 May 2017 in Buffalo, New York. We believe that these games will be a great to have people from all walks of life join together for a great cause, love of basketball and fellowship.  


The 2017 World Games Championship will take place 19-21 May 2017 in Buffalo, NY.  

Host Venue

Our main site will be at the state of the art Buffalo Riverworks Sports and Entertainment Complex.

How Do the World Games Work

Teams will be placed in pool play which they will compete in three games to qualify for the Championship rounds.

Championship Rounds will crown a 1 st (Gold) , 2 nd  (Silver) and 3 rd  (Bronze) place team    What are the Age Divisions?

Men’s Unlimited Division (18+) –This will be open to Amateur, College, Professional or National team players

High School Division (17under) – Eligible for all those under the age of 17 currently enrolled in High School   

We would like to invite your organization to participate in our World Games event!


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