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Junior Athletics of the Midwest, Inc.

The JAM program outreach to under-served youth continues to increase. Assistance includes defraying cost for families and programs. JAM will continue to give back by unifying diverse communities local and state wide high schools for community projects.

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General Information

Official Name
Junior Athletics of the Midwest, Inc.​​​​​​​
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Former Name(s)
JAM Basketball
Date Established
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
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5023 120th Avenue #406
Broomfield, CO 80020
Colorado Location
5023 120th Avenue #406
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5023 120th Avenue #406
Denver, CO 80020
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Mission Statement

JAM assists in developing youth while emphasizing the value of team play, academic excellence, character building and community enhancement through the sport of basketball. The JAM goal is to bring and build communities through the means of basketball. JAM believes in working with Full Court Peace refacing outside basketball courts.

Organization History

Junior Athletics of the Midwest (JAM Basketball) is a Colorado nonprofit 501c3 that offers youth sports programs annually throughout Colorado. Founded in 1993 our leagues, tournaments and clinics serve approximately 9,720 student/athletes annually. For 28 years Junior Athletics has served Boys and Girls at all levels from 3rd through 12th grade. Players with all skills are welcome and developed in the program. JAM services players throughout the Metropolitan area and beyond. From the beginner to the intermediate to the competitive levels, all find a home at JAM Basketball. Our four leagues and tournaments are proven profound long-term successful events. Twenty-eight seasons of both fall and springs have yielded strong long-term results. Additionally, Junior Athletics of the Midwest events include nine tournaments and two basketball clinics.

JAM is excited to be the first FULL COURT PEACE to Colorado. After hearing about an outreach program in Connecticut, JAM jumped at the chance to help the organization expand and open a chapter in Colorado. Full Court Peace is about bringing the game of basketball to those who may not have the resources to play within an organized structure. It emphasizes ball drives, shoe drives and court repair to help enrich a basketball experience for areas in need. We are excited to give back!

Welcome JAM Full Court Peach. We are bringing other schools into the fold so the program can have a state-wide reach. JAM will bring kids from different communities working together, they will learn more about each other through basketball. The outreach program will have the kids clean donated shoes, basketballs, repair outside courts and most of all getting to know someone different. We have and will continue to donate locally and also send donations to the Wind River Native American Reservation.


I would like to write a testimonial for the Junior Athletic Midwest basketball league. I have actually had the pleasure of playing in this league as a kid as some of my very first experience with competitive basketball. Fast forward 25 years later and I now run a competitive basketball club for the players of Northern Colorado. We use JAM basketball in our FALL and Spring leagues mainly with some tournaments in between. Working with JAM has been a wonderful experience and the owners always go above and beyond to make our experience a good one.
For a business that has been successful for as long as JAM has it's a no brainer they are the premier league in Colorado. We look forward to many more years with JAM basketball.
Derrek Kaier, President
North Metro Ballers, Inc.

As most parents do when raising their children, we wanted to expose our boys to as many positive and influential opportunities as possible. Fortunately, the front range region of Denver has an organization that provides such an opportunity. This organization is the JAM Basketball program.During those formidable years JAM has provided the atmosphere to build our sons confidence, character and self-esteem. The JAM organization, ran by Mark Sharpley, has for many years continue to touch the lives of over 200,000 boys and girls in such a positive way that it can't help but to have an inspiring and powerful impact to our communities and the state of Colorado. My wife and I do encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to participate and enroll your kids in the JAM program so that you can have the same fulfilling experience that our family has had. Jeff Holocher, middle manager, 31 years with AT&T

Eric Thimsen:
"I always know I will get a quality product when my kids play in JAM spring and fall leagues. In addition to high quality competition, the staff has always been extremely helpful and the league makes certain that small details are taken care of.

Ty Kain:
"From the early days in '94 to the now generation, JAM takes great pride in their league and branching out to youth all over the state of Colorado. From developing skills to learning teamwork, JAM provides a league for youngsters and high school kids to get better at not only the game of basketball but also the game of life.

Grace Bachicha:
"I just want to say J.A.M. organization has an amazing, trustworthy, and dedicated staff behind it. I always tell people with JR. High and HS kids who have an interest to play basketball to play in J.A.M. and it shows because you see those J.A.M. jerseys everywhere!

Adam Mares:
"Simply the best league in town.

Raquel Bencosme:
" Just an amazing league to take part in during my junior high school days and part of my high school life. I now have a 5 year old that I can't wait 'til he's old enough to put into JAM Basketball. Thanks guys for all you do and for all you have done throughout the years in the Denver area.

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