Hoops tourney in honor of Thomas O'Connor

PLATTSBURGH - The Clinton County Youth Bureau will host the 10th annual Thomas J. O'Connor Memorial "Summer Hoops for Youth" three-on-three basketball tournament Thursday, July 8, at the City Gym parking lot at the U.S. Oval.

There is no charge to participate in this double elimination tournament. Each participant will receive a free event T-shirt. Team check-in is from 9-9:45 a.m. and games will begin at 10 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top three teams in each age group as follows: boy's/girl's 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18 years of age. Three person teams must pre-register by Monday, July 5, at 5 p.m. No day-of registration will be allowed. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The field is limited to the first 40 three-person teams to register. Co-ed teams and substitutions are not permitted.

To pre-register, submit an entry form with birth certificates and parental signatures to CCYB. Or go to www.clintoncountygov.com and click on Youth Bureau to print off a registration form. Complete it and return it to the youth bureau with all supporting documentation by July 5. The 40-team field is expected to be filled prior to that date.

This event is in honor of Thomas J. O'Connor. O'Connor was an active supporter of county youth recreation programs, particularly in the Dannemora area.

For more information, call 565-4750.

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