Albuquerque, NM - The New Mexico Games is finally at full strength for 2022 when it comes to a jam packed year full of sports events. The most iconic of the Games is the return of the Memorial Day Weekend Basketball Tournament held every year in Albuquerque. The tourney will tip off on Friday May 27th and run through Sunday May 29th, 2022.
It has been 3 years since the New Mexico Games held its last basketball tournament which was in 2019. COVID stopped the basketball tournament from happening in 2020 and the state of New Mexico didn't open early enough in 2021.
The New Mexico Games have bounced back with strength by surviving a pandemic and a beneficial change in leadership direction back in 2020. 21 sports have been slated to take place in 2022 with Ninja USA which already took place back in April.
Since 1989, the New Mexico Games has made it a point to provide sports competitions to all New Mexican's throughout the year and 2022 marks the 33rd year the Games will take place. The opening ceremonies will kick off the games on May 27th, 2022 at 5 PM inside Johnson Gym with the lighting of the cauldron at the most revered basketball tournament in New Mexico. We will have special guest speaker Lisa Villareal, Champion Girls Head Coach at Volcano Vista High School who won back to back NMAA championships in 2021 and 2022.
The New Mexico Games basketball tournament will run Memorial Day Weekend May 27th-29th, 2022 at University of New Mexico's Johnson Gym. There are 14 divisions slated to take the court including High School, Men's & Women's open, as well as the top gun teams in the Men's Open. Basketball fans are invited to come and watch all the action all weekend long which will feature competitive teams contending for gold medals.
"It's been a long and difficult road to get to where we are today, but with the efforts of our Board of Directors and volunteers, we've made it" States Executive Director Andres Trujillo. "Our basketball tournament has always been synonymous with Memorial Day Weekend basketball in New Mexico and we're excited!"
All local media are invited to attend the Opening Ceremonies for the New Mexico Games on Friday May 27th, 2022 at 5 PM mountain time. The event will take place at the University of New Mexico's Johnson Gymnasium (located at 200 Cornell Dr, Albuquerque, NM 87131).
New Mexicans can sign up to compete in the 2022 Games by visiting newmexicogames.org. The New Mexico Games would like to thank their many sponsors for their continual support each and every year.