The Dalton Youngbear Memorial Basketball Tournament, also known as "Hoop Love", takes place in Denver, CO. This annual event celebrates the life of Meskwaki tribal member, Dalton Youngbear of Tama, IA. Tribes throughout the country come out to play in his honor.
“The D. Youngbear Basketball Organization aims to CATER TO NATIVE AMERICAN ATHLETES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY Through the game of basketball. We take pride in our athletes, referees, volunteers, spectators, and our participating youth with a foundation of leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect.”