May 2, 2021 Announcement
The Saratoga Sparks Girls AAU organization has decided that in the best interests of our players and their families and in conjunction with the difficulty in finding a site that will allow us to host the well-run, organized and enjoyable events that we’ve become known for we will not be hosting our annual Thoroughbred Classic Basketball Tournament June 5-6, 2021. As we move past the pandemic back to regular life, we look forward to seeing you at our tournaments next season – our Warm Up Tournament March 26-27, 2022 and our Thoroughbred Classic June 4-5, 2022.
Thank you to all the teams that have inquired about our tournament this season, we appreciate you and your loyalty. Please stay healthy and we’ll see you next season!
Saratoga Sparks Board of Directors
The Saratoga Sparks family sadly shares the news of the passing of Jerome “Jerry” Holland. Jerry served as the President of the Saratoga Sparks for 15 years and was a member of the Board of Directors prior to that. As a result of Jerry’s passion and tireless efforts to provide a quality basketball program for girls, he implemented numerous exceptional opportunities for players to excel both on and off the court. He has touched countless number of lives through his leadership and will be terribly missed by so many families and the basketball community.We send our deepest condolences to his family and want them to know that his Saratoga Sparks family is here for them in any way they may need us. Rest in eternal peace Jerry –
For over 27 years, the Saratoga Sparks has been a non-profit, volunteer organization with the goal to inspire young athletes to be better players and better people. The Sparks teach our players the value of respect towards everyone and to act as leaders in all their actions both on and off the court.
On behalf of the Saratoga Sparks family, we are honored to continue to inspire young athletes to be the leaders of tomorrow. As we encourage our players to become shining examples of good in society, we encourage everyone to also create “sparks for change” toward a better future. A future where social injustice does not exist and equality for everyone does. To fight racism in our society, we need to have change.