The Ward Memorial tournament will take place March 23 in Elizabethtown.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
Elizabethtown Basketball players from six towns will come together to help raise money in memory of an Elizabethtown-Lewis standout.
The 23rd annual Part Ward Memorial Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday, March 23 with games featuring eight men’s and two women’s teams starting at 11:30 a.m.
“There will be food served throughout the day, along with a 50/50 raffle,” organizer Michael “Ike” Tyler said. “The proceeds go to the Pat Ward Memorial Fund, which gives awards each year to senior Elizabethtown-Lewis soccer players.”
Tyler said Ward, who was a good athlete in school, excelled on the soccer field, which is why the fund goes to honor senior members of the Lions team.
“We are approaching $20,000 in awards to Elizabethtown-Lewis graduates,” Tyler said. “We average about $1,000 in awards each year. Last year was a bigger class, so we awarded $1,250.”
Registration is $25 per player, which includes a T-shirt, a day of basketball and food at the Cobble Hill Restaurant following the tournament.
Games will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Keene against Moriah 1. Elizabethtown-Lewis 1 will face Schroon Lake at 12:30 p.m., with Westport and Willsboro playing at 1:30 p.m., and Moriah 2 taking on Elizabethtown-Lewis 2 at 2:30 p.m. The semifinal games will be played at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., followed by the women’s championship between Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport at 5:30 p.m. The men’s championship will be the final game of the tournament, scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for admission into the tournament are $3 for adults and $2 for students.
For more information on the 20th annual Pat Ward Memorial Tournament, contact Tyler at 962-8739.