With only a couple weeks remaining until the badminton team and individual state tournaments (Oct. 18-19 for individuals; Oct. 28 for team championships), one of the final wider-scale tournaments takes place this weekend.
The Independence Badminton Invitational is Saturday (Sept. 28) at Independence H.S. in Glendale.
Several East Valley schools and a couple elite programs are part of the festivities in the one-day tournament.
Schools participating: Glendale Apollo, Chandler, Chaparral, Desert Vista, Gilbert, Phoenix Greenway, Hamilton, Glendale Independence, Goodyear Millennium, Phoenix Moon Valley, Mountain Pointe, Phoenix Shadow Mountain, Phoenix Sunnyslope, Phoenix Thunderbird, Phoenix Trevor G. Browne and Xavier.