Who would want to host the world's largest basketball tournament for no pay?
For over 6 decades, the members of Lubbock Caprock Chapter of AMBUCS™ have used the tournament as a fundraiser.
So what happens to the money that is raised?
• The largest expenditure is to buy AmTrykes (therapeutic tricycles) for children and adults with disabilities.
Click HERE for a video that helps explains more about an AmTryke.
• Funds from the tournament are also given to other local charities. Link here for more information on local charities.
• Award scholarships to therapists so they can help thousands during their career. Over $7 million has been awarded to date with TTU and other Texas students receiving a large percentage of those funds.
AMBUCS™ is an acronym for American Business Clubs and is a national non-profit service organization comprised of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to inspiring mobility and independence.
The Lubbock Caprock Chapter of AMBUCS was chartered on June 1st, 1956 by the Lubbock Downtown chapter with 44 charter members. Members include bankers, nurses, retirees, business owners and a wide spectrum of other occupations. The annual fundraiser is the largest holiday basketball tournament in the nation. There are no locally paid employees and only 12 total full time positions nation-wide. AMBUCS receives no government funds.
The club is as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS regulations.
Members meet for lunch on the first and third Thursday of every month from 12:00 to 1:00. Most meetings include a presentation from a community leader about local events. Visitors are welcome to attend and a tasty lunch will be provided.
If you have questions about the tournament or about the club, feel free to contact us below.
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If your question is not time sensitive, please try emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If urgent, please call or text Joe Hoelscher (area code 806).