SCRANTON — The heart of the city will be the basketball center of the northeast once again when Lackawanna County hosts its annual 3 on 3 tournament July 27, 28 and 29.
The games will be played on the 100-200 blocks of Wyoming Avenue. Boys and girls will play Friday and Saturday. Sunday has been reserved as the rain date.
The action “tips-off” on Friday at 5 p.m. Games on Saturday will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday’s action, if necessary, will start at 9 a.m. and run through completion.
Players of all skill levels and ages are encouraged and invited to participate. Registration deadline is Monday, July 23. Entry fees per team are: $90 for youth, $110 for adults, based on a five-man roster. All late entries must be hand-delivered to the Visitors Bureau, Moosic, by Wednesday, July 25.
T-shirts will be given to all participating players, and all teams are guaranteed a three-game minimum. Checks or money orders should be made payable to “LCCVB” – the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Once again, a portion of the tournament’s proceeds will benefit Lackawanna County high school basketball programs and NEPA Coaches vs. Cancer.
The Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug & Alcohol Programs will be on site providing a variety of information and resources. Its message for the weekend will involve discussing the perils of drugs and alcohol abuse. The department will take team pictures free-of-charge at an on-site photo booth. The pictures will feature a message about being drug and alcohol free.
The 3 on 3 tournament is being presented by PNC Bank. Other sponsors include Lackawanna County, Fox 56, Lamar Advertising, The Times-Tribune, Lackawanna County Commissioners, Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug & Alcohol Programs, Coaches vs. Cancer, Scranton Tomorrow, City of Scranton, Sweda Advertising, Montage Mountain, The CW, Lackawanna County Parks & Recreation, My TV, Battaglia’s Sporting Goods, Commonwealth Energy Group LLC, and NET Credit Union.
For more information, call 570-496-1701 or visit www.visitnepa.org for a brochure and weather information throughout the weekend.