Gold Medal Basketball Tournament

Schools shut down, towns empty and thousands make the trek each spring from small villages throughout Southeast Alaska to the regional hub of Juneau for the annual Gold Medal Tournament. Started in 1947 as a way to raise money for the Boy Scouts, the weeklong event sponsored by the Juneau Lions Club transcends the sport of basketball. For the past 65 years it has been a social, cultural and economic boon for Juneau and a March Madness community gathering for family and friends from Metlakatla to Yakutat.

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