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3-on-3 hoops tourney set for Hot Springs

May 17, 2017 - From staff reports

Basketball players of all ages are invited to participate in the annual Hot City Summer Slam 3-on-3 basketball tournament, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend in Thermopolis.

Games are played in the Hot Springs County High School parking lot.

The 3-on-3 tourney is sponsored by the Bobcat Booster Club, which is affiliated with Hot Springs County School District 1 athletics.

Games will be played May 27 and 28. Entry deadline is Friday.

"The Hot City Summer Slam is a great opportunity for boys and girls to showcase their individual talents, and exercise teamwork as well," said tournament spokesman Joe Sova. "Playground basketball has been around since back in the day when peach baskets were used for hoops and many youth play hoops year round.

"Players' skill levels have improved by leaps and bounds over the last several decades and the Thermopolis 3-on-3 will bring in some of the top players from Wyoming by age bracket to strut their stuff."

Boys' and girls' age brackets are 10-and-under, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U, 14-U, 15-U, 16-U and 17-U for youth, plus 18-30 and 31-plus. Some age groups could be combined, based on the number of teams entered.

Cost for the tournament is $145 per team and there is a three-game guarantee. Teams can have up to five players. Awards will be given to members of the team champions in each boys' and girls' division. Concessions will be available throughout the tournament.

The entry form is available online. Go to Facebook and enter Thermopolis Three On Three in the search field. Payment can be made by credit card on the registration page.

Another way to sign up is to send your $145 registration fee to Bobcat Booster Club, Box 546, Thermopolis, WY 82443. The entry should include team name, age group, list of players and their ages, team captain and daytime phone numbers.

Registrations should be postmarked by Friday, May 19 to guarantee a spot in your respective bracket. For more information, call Joe Sova at 307-921-2756.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the Hot City Summer Slam will be donated to Hot Springs County High School athletic programs to help defray expenses during the school year.

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