Luke Ratliff and his passion for basketball not only touched the lives of Alabama students but the entire SEC.

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From wearing a hardhat to present coach Nate Oat’s blue-collar state of mind to his infamous plaid jacket, Ratliff took over the Crimson Chaos student section to give the Alabama men’s basketball team the loyalty they truly deserved.

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The tournament is being planned around the weekend of April 24 and 25. In order to make this happen, Vinny needs help with securing a venue, he is accepting both borrowed and donated equipment, and he is searching for volunteers for refereeing, scorekeeping, and time management.

He also would like to award the winning team at the end of the tournament – whether it be something donated from a local business or through those participating. Any idea is welcomed.

By signing up and showing interest in this event – the passion Luke had for basketball will live on.  If you would like to help in any way, please reach out to Vinny in making this event take place.

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