Perry Ellis celebrates with Hoopfest winners

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- Nine different championship teams earned medals and the rights to photos with the tournament host Sunday at the Wichita Sports Forum.

Perry Ellis stopped by his inaugural Hoopfest to celebrate with the champions and sign a few pieces of memorabilia.

Ellis said it was important for him to bring another summer basketball tournament to his hometown because kids need to have an opportunity to just play and have fun before basketball becomes business.

"I remember back in the day, just looking at all of these games brings back memories of playing and all of the different little cities around Kansas when this was just fun," he said. "No business involved, just going out and playing basketball with your friends and having fun."

Hesston took home the championship in the boys 11th and 12th grade division, while the Eureka Lady Tornadoes won the girls high school division.