Reviews from People Like You

These reviews represent only a fraction of the amazing letters and great reviews our organization receives. We hope you find something in here that lets you know who we are and how much we care.

Robert Paulauskas
Lituanica BA

It was a pleasure to be a part of your organized tournament, looking forward to participate in future ones, thank you.

Coach Damion Morgan
Riverdale Realist

Thank you for everything the best tournament we been too far as the talent, organization, and everything.”

Tony Swope

I hate to curse on a Sunday, but this is one helluva tournament that you put on. OUTSTANDING in every regards. The website was constantly updated and kept us informed. The talent of the teams in our U15 class was extraordinary. You even had shuttles to and from the different facilities…. Nice touch.

In closing, let me just say, we love us some Toi Baylor tournaments. Keep up the good work.

Reggie Biffle
Rockford Ambassadors

Great tournament again keep up the good work and God continue to bless you and every one that helps. Thanks again for all you do!
Your brother for life


The tournament turned into a few more looks for the kids. Thanks!

Illinois Spartan 17U

Kids and coaches enjoyed the experience. Thanks for having us.

Tamala Reed

Very very good competitive tournament. The best in the state, and one of the best across the country this weekend

Hal Vind

Thank you again for hosting a great tournament this weekend!

Torami Laster

I just wanted to thank you for allowing my son Kaleb Fitzgerald to participate in the east vs west game. It was so nice to have such great event within such a basketball friendly environment and I know how much work you put into making things just right. You had a great turnout and great media coverage…it was a great event due, largely, to your hospitality and I really appreciate you extending the invitation to my son.

Scott Bordui
Region Lady Bulldogs

On the behalf of our team, I want to thank you and the Baylor Youth Organization for managing last weekend’s AAU Super Regional. We appreciate all the effort it took for you to run the tourney. It was a wonderful learning experience for our kids on so many levels. It was nice to see the NWI region represented by several teams at all ages! Thank you again for hosting a great tournament this weekend! We had some challenging games and learned a lot! All in all a real positive experience for our kids. We hope to participate in future events, so thanks for keeping us posted!

Jessika Atkins
Illinois Voltage

Thanks for the certificate. Again, thank you for hosting the Battle Of the Borders. The parents and players were both very impressed with the quality of the tournament. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Jerry Alford
All Indiana

I wanted to let you know we enjoyed the tournament last week even though we lost to a team we should have beat, looking forward to coming back. We are done traveling for this season but I am planning to attend at least 2-3 of your tournaments next season. Take care!

June A. Clora

Thanks, we really had a wonderful time at your tournament.

Joseph N. Anderson
Indy Hurricanes

Thank You for your hospitality this weekend. We loved the tournament and was very thankful for you. A coach did speak with my son. What you are doing is a blessing and I want and hope to get to that point as I have been blessed with people stepping up to assist me especially when my father passed.


Just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for the GREAT tournament last weekend. It was the first time the New Lenox Pride came down to your tournament, but it won’t be the last! Everything was very well organized, and the complex was awesome. We thought we did very well for not being an AAU team and loved the great competition. Also, I must say, you had the best officiating that we have seen in a long time!

Mike Kruszynski
Windy City Magic 15u

Our kids/parents/myself enjoyed April’s tournament so much, we look forward to this one. It was seamless in the organization of it all from the teams to the facilities. We look forward to seeing you next month.

Bill Dozier, Jr

I must say you all did an excellent job on the Spring Classic. I heard nothing but great things.

Bob and Rosie Hittle
Indianapolis, Indiana

You are so sweet Toi! But, I think you already have the best seat reserved!!!! 🙂 You have such a golden heart and always do so much good for others! It is a privilege to know you! We look Forward to seeing you soon! Happy Sunday!
Love, peace and many blessings

Tyrone T Pearce

Baylor Basketball!!!! Always Bringing the Heat!!!!!

Quo Harper -Select Few Sports
Springfield, Illinois

Had a awesome weekend playing against high quality competition at the Battle of the Borders. Our 6th 7th and 8th grade took some much needed losses but wins for our program as we gained a lot of experience! Also learned that we are not far off from some of the top programs in the mid-west! You have to challenge yourself against the best if you want to be considered in that category. Mac Irving fire, Team Manimal, Team Prodigy, Indiana SYF, Chicago Game Time, just to name a few of the talented programs in the building this weekend! Look forward to future competition with all these programs as Select Few will be a household name as well!! Shout out to Toi Smith-Baylor for a well ran competitive tournament! We will be present for many more event! ‪#‎areyouselectfew‬

Latasha Battie Jones
Leading Lady Elite

What a wonderful tournament! Our girls had a great experience went 4-1. Lost a great game to Arkansas Mav. They variety of teams and competition was nice and I like the one location venue not too big not too small.

I wanted to find out who was taking photos or videos? I saw a guy either taking photos or video through the games and wanted to see if I could reach out to see if our team has any photos or video footage?

Thank you in advance.

Mike Williams
Sky Ice Basketball

So I finally stopped crying from our bad loss on Sunday. We should have won the Nike Spring Showdown. I am glad that my boys played great vs. AAO. Got hella looks from College Coaches. Thank you for all that you do for us. My program will remain loyal for as long as you run tournaments.

Brett Carmichael
Powerhouse Hoops MN

Our organization couldn’t be more excited to come back and participate in the Chicago Summer Jam again after participating for the first time in the summer of 2015. Toi and her team run one of the most organized tournaments from top to bottom, and we love how all the facilities are in close proximity to one another. It is very easy for our organization to make the 7 hour drive from Minneapolis to the Chicago Summer Jam because we know that we get a chance to play against some of the best grassroots teams in the country while getting maximum exposure. This is an A+ event!

Coach Nate