Tom Gilbert’s influence on the local handball community won’t soon be forgotten and each year since his passing in 2015 Los Cab has hosted an event in his memory, giving handball players a way to come together and honor his work and legacy. More than 100 participants are expected for this year’s tournament, scheduled for Saturday, September 14.

“Los Cab has been very generous in providing us the facility at a very reasonable cost, and that speaks highly of the impact Tom had here,” said event organizer Gary Cruz. “It’s a lot of work to organize, but it’s a labor of love and it’s a great way to memorialize a guy who meant so much to so many people, myself included.”

Competitors can register through September 13 by contacting Cruz at or calling (949) 633-2422. Each entry costs $25, which includes a commemorative T-shirt.


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