A total of 20 to 24 boys and girls squads will compete in the tourney for students in grades 6 through 8. The top boys and girls teams will be invited to the annual Lutheran National Tournament at Valparaiso in March.
A guest speaker will address the players and families during a special program at Concordia High School after Saturday's final games. After the program, the teams will be recognized during a Fort Wayne Mad Ants game.
The tournament will make use of both of Concordia High School's two gymnasiums, as well as the gym at nearby Holy Cross Lutheran School, keeping the competition in one area of the city.Dr. Jason Carthen, a former professional football player with the New England Patriots and international speaker in the areas of leadership, business and identifying your purpose in life, will speak at Indiana Tech as part of the University Forum speaker series. The presentation entitled "Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Greatness" starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in Magee-O'Connor Theater (in Andorfer Commons). The event is free and open to the public.