3 On 3 Basketball Tournament: Mad Hoops In The Lot
Organizers of a 3 on 3 basketball tournament are expecting as many as 350 competitors to hit the courts in the Sears parking lot at Devonshire Mall the weekend of June 10 to 11.
The event, organized by Border City Sports & Events, will benefit The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor & District Chapter (Kidney.ca/WindsorEssex) and Youth Embracing Today’s Youth (Y.E.T.Y).
John Dunstan of Border City indicates that the tournament features a variety of divisions encompassing a wide range of ages and ability levels from under-nine mixed teams, all the way to competitive adult teams.
“We’re hoping we can attract as many as 120 teams over the two days and make it a fun weekend for everyone,” says Dunstan, a partner in Border City with Reggie Salazar.
Divisions include: Youth 7 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years and 14 to 17 years; Men over18; Women over 18 and a competitive division designed for former college and university athletes. Youth teams can be same sex or co-ed.
Dunstan, who is originally from Montreal, has always been involved in sports activities as well as scouts, cadets, and day/summer camps and wants to give children in the Windsor area access to the same kind of programs.
“Through Border City Sports and Events, we’re planning to create year-round programs in sports and arts to help empower kids to do something positive and achieve their goals,” Dunstan comments. “I grew up in that type of environment and I want to use that background to give something back to area kids through our programs.”
Dunstan, who works for a security company and also as a personal trainer adds, “This basketball event will be our coming out party.”
Event has been cancelled.