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Lackawanna County 3 On 3 Basketball Tourney Slated For Downtown Scranton

The heart of downtown Scranton will once again be the basketball center of the northeast when Lackawanna County hosts its annual 3 on 3 tournament on August 7, 8 and 9.

The games will be played on the 100-200 blocks on 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 AM – 7 PM.  Sunday’s action, if necessary, will start at 9 AM and run through completion.

The tourney will be part of the “First Friday” related events.  It will also provide the perfect opportunity for individuals to enjoy an evening of great dining, shopping and fun.  “Music City featuring Dani-elle” is the musical entertainment for the evening, starting at approximately 7 PM on Wyoming Avenue.

Players of all skill levels and ages are encouraged and invited to participate. The registration deadline is Friday, July 25. The entry fees per team are: $90 for Youth, $110 for Adults, and $90 for the Senior Division (ages 45+), based on a five-man roster.  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 local high school basketball programs and 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 also take team photos for $1.

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, Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, and Commonwealth Energy Group LLC.

For more information, call (570) 496-1701 or visit www.visitnepa.org for a brochure and weather information throughout the weekend.  You can also checkout the County’s website at www.lackawannacounty.org for tournament data.

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