CTUIR cancels 2021 Basketball Against Alcohol & Drugs (BAAD)

Mission, OR – After careful consideration of current pandemic restrictions within the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) has announced the annual Basketball Against Alcohol and Drugs tournament has been cancelled for 2021.

“The Tribe has proudly hosted the BAAD tournament for more than 30 years,” said Kat Brigham, Chair of the CTUIR Board of Trustees. “We are hopeful we can jumpstart the annual tradition and get the tournament back on track in 2022.”

The CTUIR Education Department, by order of the CTUIR Executive Director, determined the tour-nament planning should not proceed.

Last year, the 2020 event was cancelled after a 32 year consecutive history. Over the years, the tournament has brought over 600 youth, ages 6 to 18, to the Umatilla Indian Reservation to compete in the week long basketball tournament.

Updates will be provided to the public when planning begins for the 2022 tournament.