Minnesota AAU Mourns Passing
Minnesota AAU has lost a founding member of one of the largest and most successful Girls Basketball Clubs in Minnesota and the entire country. Bob Myers passed away yesterday February 3rd.
In 1972, Bob created the North/Tartan Basketball Club for traveling youth basketball and in the early 1990's began entering his teams in AAU basketball events, many of which he established. He created opportunities for thousands of amateur female athletes to play basketball and many of those players took advantage of those opportunities to play at collegiate and professional levels of basketball, as well. Bob's North Tartan Club enjoyed championship success in Minnesota and in National AAU Championships.
Bob served several years as Minnesota AAU Vice-President, Chairman of Minnesota AAU Girls Basketball and also served on the National AAU Girls Basketball Executive Board.
Through Bob's efforts to give female amateur athletes opportunities to play basketball, Minnesota AAU girls basketball grew steadily since the early 1990's, he hosted many local tournaments, brought AAU National Championships to Minnesota, and had his teams participate in many regional and national level competitions.
It is with great sympathy and sadness that we mourn Bob's passing but we also recognize the significant and important impact Bob has had on the growth of Minnesota AAU Girls Basketball. Thank you Bob and may you rest in peace.
Service Thursday, February 7th
Sandberg Funeral Home
2593 7th Ave East
St Paul, MN 55109
12:00 Memorial Service
1:00 Luncheon at American Legion North St. Paul
2:30 Processional to Union Cemetery, Maplewood
Family has requested Memorials: In Memory of Robert “Bob” Myers
North Tartan Girls Basketball Booster Club
6230 10th Street South
Oakdale, MN 55128
Kansas State Johnson Cancer Research Center
1 Palmer Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55905