Sportsfest 2019


Register from NOV 26th - DEC 31st

Payment Deadline: JAN 5th


Sportsfest is an annual MLK-weekend charity sports tournament hosted by the UNC Muslim Students Association. Muslims across the East Coast play both flag football and basketball to compete for a title and good cause. This year, the tournament will be held on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 for Flag Football and Sunday, January 20th, 2019 for Basketball.

The proceeds this year will go towards Rohingya & Yemen.



  • No obscene gestures, clothing, or signs will be permitted. Tournament organizers reserve the right to deem material unsuitable for the environment.

  • All players/participants must behave according to Islamic principles.

  • Fighting, taunting, cursing, smoking, drinking, etc. will not be tolerated.

  • All property, officials, referees, organizers, volunteers, etc. must be shown proper respect. Violators will be expelled from the tournament.

  • In cases of inclement weather, games will be shortened or cancelled at the discretion of Sportsfest organizers.

Check-in procedures

  • Teams must check in half an hour before their first game. If a player cannot make it to check in time, they must check in before the team's first playoff game or they will not be allowed to participate.

  • A photo ID is required for check in.

  • ALL players must bring completed and signed liability forms. In addition, the team captain must bring a completed and signed Team Captain Acknowledgement Form.


  • Each team is guaranteed 3 games.

  • Each team is allowed a MAXIMUM of 13 people on each individual sport roster and a combined roster of 20 people across both sport rosters.

  • Each team player MUST have a number on the back of their jersey. In honor of Deah Barakat, we retired the #30 and ask that teams do not use it.

  • Points for playoff seeding are awarded as follows:

    • 4 points: Shutout Win

    • 3 points: Win

    • 1 point: Tie

    • 0 points: Loss

  • Tie-breaking procedures for playoff seeding are as follows: (1) Points, (2) Point Differential, (3) Points For, (4) Points Against, (5) Sportsmanship Rating, (6) Coin Toss.


All game adhere to the rules set forth by UNC Campus Recreation. Please see the relevant sections in the manuals below for more information:


Payment must be made by January 5th, 2019. Registration is not final until payment is received. Payment options are Paypal or Venmo “UNCMSA”

Number of Sports

The UNC Muslim Student Association reserves the right to amend any rules and regulations as deemed fit.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at!