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Pat Ward tournament on tap

ELIZABETHTOWN-For the 20th time, former high school basketball players from throughout the region will come together in Elizabethtown for a day of hoops and fundraising.

The 20th annual Pat Ward Memorial Tournament will take place starting at noon on Saturday, March 29 in the Elizabethtown-Lewis gymnasium.

The event helps raise funds for the Pat Ward Memorial Fund.

"It is a $250 award to a male and female athlete," Michael "Ike" Tyler, who organizes the annual event, said. "We give out four each year and some years we have given out eight. It is given to a member of the soccer teams, because that is what Pat excelled at."

The games begin at 12:15 p.m. with the Westport versus Elizabethtown Team 1 women's game, followed by the Schroon Lake against Westport men's game at 1:15 p.m.; the Willsboro against Elizabethtown Team 2 women's game at 2:15 p.m.; the Willsboro against Elizabethtown men's game at 3:15 p.m.; the old timer's game at 4:15 p.m.; the women's championship game at 5 p.m. and the men's championship game at 6 p.m. Admission for the event is $3 for adults and $1 for students. During the games there will also be a 50/50 raffle and Don Mahr's Michigan Sauce for sale.

For more information on the Pat Ward Memorial Basketball Tournament, contact Tyler at 962-8739.

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