First Camron Roberts Memorial Basketball Tournament Set for This Weekend

Camron Lee Roberts passed away at the age of 18. Now his family is hosting the first annual Camron Roberts Memorial Pee Wee Basketball Tournament in his memory. Pictured here in 2012, Camron is number 40, and his brother Connor is number 34. (Photo courtesy of Shelley Roberts)

By Sarah Craighead 



Twelve youth basketball teams will come from all over Washington County to compete in the first annual Camron Roberts Memorial Pee Wee Basketball Tournament to be held Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at Washington Academy in East Machias.

Shelley Roberts said the tournament will be a positive, light hearted way to remember her son Camron, who passed away in August of 2017. There will be knockout games, skill challenges and throw-for-dough games held between the games, and they’ll play Camron’s favorite music, too.

Organizers plan to make the tournament an annual event, and the proceeds raised from concessions, admissions and t-shirt sales will be donated to a different charity each year. 

This year the proceeds will go to the Machias Area Little League. 

“Camron loved to play Little League back in the day,” said Shelley Roberts. 

The Machias Area Little League serves more than 200 children, and will be hosting the state tournament this year. “I know they’ll have some extra needs for the tournament,” she said.

“We’re doing it to keep the memory of our son alive,” said Roberts, “and to give back to the community that gave so much to us during this tragedy.”

Tournament play will begin on Friday, March 9 at 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. For more information, visit the “In Loving Memory of Camron Lee Roberts” Facebook page at