MBA 2021 Finals coming to Denver, CO!

by Tara True Ethington



The 2021 MBA Finals will take place July 16th - 18th in Denver, Colorado

The MBA is proud to officially announce that the City of Denver, Colorado will be the host for the 2021 MBA Finals. From 16-18 July 2021 this tournament will highlight the importance of resiliency efforts in sports competition and basketball. It will bring together the best in volunteer military basketball for both men and women. The total number of teams is set to 24, with 16 Men’s and 8 Women’s teams playing in a pool play format.

We began this project by reaching out to Denver City Councilman Chris Herndon to secure venues to host the event while the MBA volunteer leadership were tasked to secure sponsors for support. The tournament is being hosted at MSU-Denver’s Auraria Event Center in the heart of downtown. There are several key events happening over that weekend which are of importance. On Friday 16 July 2021, the MBA will hold a press conference at 9am MST to thank the City of Denver and provide information on the scope of the tournament and our mission and vision.  That evening the MBA will honor 12 Inductees at the MBA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at a special by invitation only event. 

On Saturday, 17 July 2021, the Men’s and Women’s MBA tournament basketball games will take place for the entire day and will be live streamed for the public to watch. On Sunday, 18 July 2021, the MBA tournament will culminate with an entertaining Slam Dunk and 3-Point competition, followed by an exciting Women’s and Men’s Finals Championship game that will be open to the public. National and local sponsors will be in attendance providing information on their services and products and also will be part of the MBA’s Finals tournament contest giveaway.

For more information on how to support, contact the MBA Commissioner, Mike Meyers, at 254-368-1180 or

The events will be live streamed and our messages of awareness in Post-Traumatic Stress, Veteran Suicide Prevention and Resiliency will be broadcast around the world. You can follow the MBA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information or visit our website at:

About Military Basketball Association: The MBA was founded in 2017 to support the Military Athlete. Our mission is to educate communities on the challenges and stigmas regarding Post Traumatic Stress and to strongly advocate for the intervention in the alarming rate of Veteran Suicides.