The Second Annual Let It Fly Classic

Fast forward one year to August 13, 2016, the venue shifted, the age requirement increased and eight teams ages 17 & under battled it out at The Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea, MA. After two great first round games, Team Lynn & Team BNF set themselves up for a rematch from their 2015 semi-final battle in the Western Bracket. While In the Eastern Bracket, Team Viper (Cambridge) & Team Beacon setup for a battle that would make any D1 coach go crazy. There were more than seven players with at least one D1 offer in this game. The state champs ended up overpowering Team Beacon to move forward to the Championship game against team Lynn.


This year's Cambridge team came prepared and beat Team Lynn shattering the hopes of a repeat of the previous year. The state champion, Team Cambridge became triumphant behind their anchor Mr. Massachusetts, Jakigh Dottin, and the tournament MVP, Ghared Boyce, and a resilient team.


New highs were set and fundraising along with the help of local businesses allowed us to pass our first year’s goal. This time around we were able to provide six scholarships.  Once again Chelsea Black Community (CBC) and Let It Fly will collaborate with the Chelsea High School Scholarship Committee to choose six students who embody the values of Let It Fly to receive the scholarships.”


Banner of Sponsors
City Councillors Damali Vidot Rosa and Yamir Rodriguez pose for photos pictures
Player From Cambridge goes up for block against Team Lynn
Co-Founder Kyle Umemba poses with Duke Bradley at the half
Mad Max plays Music while games are going
Team Chelsea's Marquise Smith  takes a shot in warm-ups
Championship Team, Team Cambridge poses with sponsors and Co-founders
Team Chelsea Jahro Marshall Goes up for the dunk
Championship Team, Team Cambridge poses with sponsors and Co-founders Early Start and CBC
Tournament MVP Gherad Boyce
Nerlens Noel with Co-Founders Umemba and Castro
Officer Sammy Mojica and Officer Keith Sweeney throw the ceremonial tip prior to the championship
Nerlens Noel With CBC Co-Founder, Joan Cromwell
Alumni and current players huddle up
Bunker Hill Community Coach Nkrumah Jones poses with co-founders and former players
Bunker Hill Community Coach Nkrumah Jones offering advice to attendees
Let It Fly Co-founders with last year's scholarship recipients, Jonathan Gomez-Pereira
Nick Osarenren Dunking during game
Coach Kendly (Regis College) offering advice to his team
Gatorade State Player of the Year Jakigh Dottin
Team Cambridge's Jonathan Cenescar comes down from a dunk
Duke Bradley, Chelsea Community Cable Television, Throws the Ceremonial Jump Ball
Team Cambridge Jakigh Dottin plays defense
Team BnF player drives past another player on The Movement
Crowd Watches as Member of Team Essex Brings it to member of Team Lynn
Franklin Cruz, The Movement, Goes Past Defender
Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, Officer Sammy Mojica, and Officer Keith Sweeney pose with Co-Foun
City Managers Yamir Rodriguez, Damali Vidot-Rosa, and Lopex  Do the Ceremonial Ball Toss
Co-Founders Pose with Vetto Casado (Chelsea Resident & Sponsor of the event)
Sponsor and Chelsea Resident Vetto Casado Ball Toss
Table of Let It Fly Classic Jerseys Prior to the tournament
City Councillors and Co Sponsors Joan Cromwell (CBC) and Vetto Casado
Khaylaa Ariianna sings National Anthem