1st Annual Jon Smith Memorial Showcase

July 19-20, 2019 Abilene, Texas


The Jon Smith Memorial Showcase (formerly named: the AYSA High School Volleyball Showcase) is a tournament that former Executive Director, Jon Smith, created and ran for high school teams since 2010! Everything about this tournament was done in his head, which included putting all the schedules together! It was his "baby" and we want to continue this tournament in memory of Jon Smith.

  • Tournament
  • High School teams
  • Girls: 12th, 11th, 10th, 9th, 18U
  • $725.00-$825.00 entry fee
  • 12 Game guarantee


Abilene Cooper High School Map
Abilene Cooper High School
3639 Sayles Blvd
Abilene, TX, 79605


Michelle Ludwig


General Information

On August 3, 2018, Jon Alan Smith went to be with his precious Savior in Abilene, Texas. 

Born in South Carolina, raised in Snyder, TX, and formally of Lubbock, Texas, Jon spent the past 14 years in Abilene, Texas with his beautiful bride and best friend Nadene Smith. Married for 28 years, they built a precious life centered on serving Christ in any and every way. A member of Beltway Park Church, Jon played drums in kid's church, which was perfect since he was a music fanatic. Jon drummed in several bands throughout his life, and especially loved "The Outlet" Band.

Jon's work passion was kids and sports, co-starting and working as Executive Director of Abilene Youth Sports Authority (AYSA), a nonprofit youth sports organization for the last 14 years. In every fundraiser, tournament, firm foundation camp, and event, Jon's main aim was to teach kids and parents the positive impact sports can have in your life as God receives all the glory! Though he loved to play all sports, golf was his favorite. 

Jon will be remembered for his humility. Always thoughtful and insightful, his deepest desire was for his life to point people towards Christ. His love for his family was deep, and Jon and his daughter were especially close. Anyone who knows them knew that he was her best friend and biggest advocate. Humor was also an integral part of his life. To know Jon was to know laughter, and you always came away from interactions more joyful than before. 

Incoming Freshman Teams are welcome to register!

Contact us for more information about the Lunch Package! info@abileneysa.org.

All event related questions should be directed to Michelle Ludwig at info@abileneysa.org or call 3256922972.

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