The BAM Jam staff will frequently update the blog with important news and developments as the event approaches. So make sure to check back!


Taking early registrations

The paperwork is in and BAM Jam is ready to get back to the streets in 2009. The next BAM Jam will be on August 7-8 in downtown Boise. If you would like to get on an "early" registration list, send an email to with your team captains contact info and the bracket that you think you may want to play in. It does not cost you any money but it will get you on a list that will keep you up to date on everything BAM Jam related. 

Oh, and don't forget to check out pictures from the 2008 event at 


Thank you Treasure Valley

BAM Jam 2008 was a great success and we want to thank all the people and organizations in the Treasure Valley that made this possible. From all the participants playing, to the sponsors supporting to the hundreds of volunteers that donated their time, you should be proud to know that you are the reason why BAM Jam was a hit.

BAM Jam 2009 is tentatively planned for August 7-8. To see some of the action from this year's event, check out this photo gallery from foto208 [CLICK HERE].


The Bracketing has begun!

We have begun the bracketing process and have started to post them online as they become available. Please keep in mind that these brackets are tentative and subject to change. Your final brackets will be given to you at Team Check-in on Thursday and Friday. Team Check-in at Old Chicago downtown is mandatory!

To view the brackets, visit the following web page: This is a work in progress and all brackets will be added as they become available. Please be patient with us; our staff is volunteering their time which means they have a real job that pays the bills during the day!

All teams will be receiving an email with their team numbers. You must have this number at team check-in to get your final bracket, tshirts and BAM Jam registration package.

Also, a big thanks to all the volunteers that helped us assemble baskets last night and to Bruneel Tire for letting us use some of their space!


Game Brackets and Check in at Old Chicago

We are finalizing the brackets tonight and will send an email to your team Wednesday with details on how to check your team in. Thanks to Old Chicago downtown Boise, we have a great location for all teams to check in and get their registration packets. Check in will begin on Thursday from 4-8 pm and will finish up on Friday from 11am-2pm. Check in is required by all teams; only the team captains need to be there but the entire team is welcome to come in and grab a drink and some food.

Plus, on Thursday, Caves and Prater from KTIK will be broadcasting live from Old Chicago. If you have never seen a live radio broadcast, you won't want to miss this one. Old Chicago is located at 730 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise. There is parking right across the street and is free for the first hour.


To all registered teams

If you have registered your team for this year's BAM Jam, you will be receiving an email shortly concerning your team's check in time and place as well as bracketing information. If you have registered your team but not paid, please make sure that you get your payment in by Tuesday, August 5 to guarantee your team's placement into a bracket.

If you have not registered your team but are interested in playing in this year's BAM Jam, we may be able to help. Please sign up your team and make your payment prior to Tuesday, August 5. If we have room in your selected division, we will get you in. If there is no room, we will refund your money.


Player changes to your team

If you need to add a player or make a change to your team, the Player Change/Add Form is now available. Go to the PLAY link at the top. The drop down menu will have the form at the bottom that will bring up the .pdf file. Or you can CLICK HERE to download it.

Be sure to get your player changes in by August 4. You can make changes from the 5th-8th but it will cost you!


What if I want to play but don't have a team?

If you would like to play in this year's BAM Jam but can't find two other other players, we might be able to help. Send us your name and the division you want to play in and we will try and get you in contact with other players. We can't guarantee you a team, but we will try and help. Send your info to


Gatorade to sponsor the Dunk Competition

Saturday of BAM Jam will now feature the Gatorade Dunk Competition. The biggest ups, hops and blast off in the Treasure Valley and Northwest will be featured Saturday afternoon at the Idaho Trust Bank Center Court.

Think you have some get up? Email to find out more about how to get signed up for this year's Gatorade Dunk Competition.


Attention: no talent required

Some questions we've been getting a lot of lately is do you have a division for 40 year olds? Or, do you have a division for out of shape guys that aren't very good? Or even, do you have a bracket for people that used to play but haven't touched a ball in two years?

The answer is simply, yes. We have to or we wouldn't have a place to play! When we set up the brackets, our goal is match up teams as equally as possible. So if there are teams that are of a similar age, ability, or several other variables on the registration, we'll do our best to get you in there. As the BCS has proven, no system is perfect. But we'll do what we can to match you up appropriately.


Attention: talent coming

It looks like BAM Jam is going to host some serious talent this year as defending Hoopfest champions, Green Mountain Construction, will be competing in the elite bracket. Check the article from the Spokesman-Review.

The champs, with Chris Allen shown here, will have to hold off fellow Hoopfest final four team, Bodybuilding dot com.

Who will take the championship? Will an unknown sneak up and snatch the title? Who knows, but this one is going to be fun!



Do you know who these groups are? The Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, Idaho Select Basketball?

These are organizations shaping the future of young men and women in our community. And they are the groups that will truly benefit from BAM Jam as all proceeds are given back to them.

Visit their websites and learn more about how your participation can help some great people.
Boys and Girls Club -
Big Brothers Big Sisters -
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence -
Idaho Select Basketball -


On the radio

For those interested in some Q and A about the BAM Jam, today we will be on the air with local radio stations in Boise. At about 5-5:15 P.M. tune into 96.9 The Eagle for an interview with Doug. And then move over to 1350 AM The Ticket at 5:35 with Caves and Prater for another spin on the event.


Dates and Times

The BAM Jam will kick off on Friday, August 8 at 6:00 P.M. in BoDo and the surrounding area. We will start up again Saturday morning at 8:00 A.M. and all brackets should be completed by 4:30 or 5:00 P.M.


Learning from the best

What a weekend! The Spokane Hoopfest was a blast with 6,400 teams and 25,000 competitors taking over the Washington city. The BAM Jam staff was let inside the ropes as we got to see the entire event from behind the scenes as the Hoopfest staff took care of us and showed us the ins and outs of putting on a major 3 on 3 event.

And the ball was great too. Of the 6,400 teams, 3 teams from the Treasure Valley finished in the top 8 with Green Mountain Construction winning the whole thing! I guess Idaho players do have game.

So now it's the Treasure Valley's turn to show that we can host a premium event as well. We sat down with Center Court sponsor Idaho Trust earlier this week and they are going to turn that thing into an amazing featured court. We can't wait to see the finished product.

Really, all of our sponsors have been doing the little extra things. The BoDo team had some great suggestions and the LeMaster Daniels Fun Zone should give a little something extra to those that want to try something new. It is the support like this that's reminds us why we live in such a great community.


Welcome to BAM Jam!

This August 8-9, downtown Boise will be the location of BAM Jam, a charity 3 on 3 basketball tournament that will donate all proceeds to some great non-profit organizations. As a non-profit undertaking itself, BAM Jam has been fortunate enough to have the support of sponsors like: Men Today Men Tomorrow, Drake Cooper and Idaho Trust Bank to name a few. The BAM Jam staff has been planning this event for over a year and dreaming about it for nearly 6 years.

This truly is "B-ball for all." While there will be the standard elite brackets for those players that are still performing at their peak, there are also brackets for players like myself; out of shape and in need of some kind of exercise that won't kill me (this is only half court after all). And of course, there are brackets for everyone in between.

More than anything, BAM Jam is a family friendly event that will bring together the community in a unique setting and help out some great causes. We encourage you to participate in any way that you can by either playing, sponsoring or volunteering your time. See you there!

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