The Gold Crown Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity founded in 1986 by former NBA great Bill Hanzlik and Colorado business leader Ray Baker. The organization operates with a mission to provide opportunities and “Educate Youth and Community Through Sports and Enrichment Programs” which includes a youth basketball league.
Junior Athletics of the Midwest (J.A.M.) has been formed to help young people develop the values and judgement to become better adults through participation in athletics. JAM offers year round leagues, camps and tournaments which give young athletes the chance to develop their skills for the next level, be it elementary school, middle school, high school, or college. The company seeks to gain exposure and recognition for players among college recruiters through a wide variety of avenues.
SoCo is a locally owned and operated basketball league available to teams interested in taking their skills to the next level. Coaches who have a team of boys/girls in the grades 4th – 10th (during the present school year) can sign up their team for an 8 game round robin league play that leads to a single elimination tournament. The Southern Colorado Basketball League is a competitive basketball league that emphasizes good sportsmanship and fair play. SoCo provides the organization for the league, all game sites, referees, t-shirts (not uniforms), and awards for the tournament.
The fall season starts around the 2nd weekend of September and runs through late October. The deadline for entering is around the last week of August. Fall games are played Saturday afternoon and Sundays. The start time for fall Sunday games depends on the number of teams entered. Teams may have one or two games scheduled per weekend. Coaches must attend a meeting held prior to each season to discuss expectations.