City of Zillah Prepares For First Annual  3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on July 6, 2024

ZILLAH, WA - The City of Zillah is thrilled to announce its first annual 3-on-3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament, a community-driven event to bring excitement, competition, and camaraderie to our town. This inaugural event will tip-off on July 6, 2024, at the Zillah High School outdoor courts.

City Administrator Michael Grayum expressed the city’s enthusiasm for this new event, “This tournament is a testament to the power of partnerships to strengthen our community. We are excited to share Zillah’s passion and talent for basketball in a new way that promotes tourism, supports local businesses, and creates another opportunity for athletes to compete.”

How to Register: With registration closing at midnight on July 3rd, don't miss your chance to be part of this historic event – sign up online at or in person at City Hall. 

Event Details:

  • Tip Off: 9 a.m.
  • Location: Kreiger Park, 611 1st Ave. Zillah, WA 98953
  • Cost: $27 per player, teams of four
  • Prizes: Champion teams receive t-shirts and prizes
  • Teams: Nine divisions available, accommodating a maximum of six teams per division and four players per team

The City of Zillah is proud to partner with ZillahSports, a nonprofit organization founded by Zillah High School Girls Head Basketball Coach Brandie Valadez and her husband, Armando. “We are incredibly grateful for the support of our sponsors, the city staff and elected leaders, and especially the Valadez family, who envisioned this opportunity and are working tirelessly to make it a reality,” said Grayum.

All net proceeds from the tournament will support Zillah High School Basketball teams and the City of Zillah Parks & Recreation Programs. Brandie Valadez shared, “We founded ZillahSports to give back to the youth of our community what this town instilled in me: academic and athletic excellence, and most importantly, community pride.”

Whether you're a seasoned baller or love the thrill of the game, the Zillah 3-on-3 tournament promises an electrifying atmosphere filled with competitive spirit and community camaraderie. Bring your A-game, rally your squad, and be part of history at Zillah's premier summer sporting event. The event promises more than just basketball. Attendees can enjoy a car show and fantastic food from 1st Avenue businesses, including The Squeeze Inn Restaurant, Taqueria La Plazita, La Canasta Meat Market, Sweet Sisters Ice Cream Shop, and The ChopHouse at The Old Warehouse.

Armando Valadez emphasized, “We appreciate the city leadership partnering with us to make this event happen. This city's support for sports, youth, and community events is tremendous!”

Don't miss this chance to shine on the court while supporting a great cause. Sign up today and make your mark in Zillah basketball history!

Michael Grayum, City Administrator
Phone: 509-829-5151x224
Armondo and Brandie Valadez, ZillahSports Co-Founders
Phone: 509-895-4700


Located in the heart of Yakima Valley, the City of Zillah is a vibrant community known for its rich agricultural heritage, safe and friendly atmosphere, and picturesque surroundings. Zillah is home to the world-renowned Yakima Chief Ranches research facility, which connects family-owned hop farms with brewers across the globe. Zillah is also the home of Monson Fruit Company and more than two dozen estate wineries with handcrafted tasting experiences in the vineyards that produce some of the best wines in Washington State.
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