​We are a non-profit community service organization dedicated to serving the youth of Amherst NY through fundraising.

The Jolly Boys of Williamsville and Amherst High School will sponsor the Bob Hettler Holiday Basketball Tournament December 28 - 29 at Amherst High School, 4301 Main Street. Game Times are 2 and 3:30 and then resume from 5 and 6:30.


This is the 13th year the Jolly Boys have sponsored a Holiday Tournament.  The tournament will feature boys’ varsity and junior varsity teams from Amherst, North Tonawanda, Sweet Home and Cheektowaga Central high schools.

The Amherst High School Athletic Department will assist with tournament operations and the Boosters Club will run a concession stand to benefit the school’s sports program. Proceeds received by the Jolly Boys of Williamsville from admissions, raffle and program will go toward student scholarships. For more information

e-mail us at: basketball@jollyboys.org

You can support this event by purchasing sponsorship ads for the program and by attending the games.

This tournament is a Holiday tradition that the whole community will look forward to. Many people that come and support this event do not have a child participating. They come because it is an entertaining evening and a chance to meet with friends.  On behalf of all members of the Jolly Boys of Williamsville, we hope you enjoy the tournament and this coming Holiday Season!

Jerry Sheldon

To The Athletes:
We all appreciate your athletic ability and sportsmanship.  Along with your coaches, you are the main attraction of this event.  Please know that we are here to watch and enjoy, and at the end of the day, win or lose, you still have friends and family here for support.  Also know that while you compete, the younger fans in attendance are looking up to you.  The impact of how you react in good times and bad is on display to all.

To Our Fans And Sponsors:
Thanks for your support of this year's Holiday Basketball tournament.  Please support the companies who have advertised in this program.  These businesses, like the Jolly Boys, understand the importance of investing in the youth of our community.  You should know that all proceeds raised from this event goes into our scholarship program for the youth of our community.

2017 BOB HETTLER HOLIDAY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

December 28 - 29