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Lackawanna County 3 On 3 Basketball Tourney Slated For Downtown Scranton

The heart of downtown Scranton will be the basketball center of the northeast once again when Lackawanna County hosts its annual 3 on 3 tournament on July 27, 28 and 29.

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 – 5 PM.  Sunday’s action, if necessary, will start at 9 AM and run through completion.

Players of all skill levels and ages are encouraged and invited to participate. The registration deadline is Monday, July 23.  The entry fees per team are: $90 for Youth, $110 for Adults, based on a five-man roster.  All late entries must be hand-delivered to the Visitors Bureau, Moosic, by Wednesday, July 25.

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 Lackawanna County high school basketball programs and NEPA 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 take team pictures free-of-charge at an on-site photo booth.  The pictures will feature a message about being drug and alcohol free.

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, Commonwealth Energy Group LLC, and NET Credit Union.

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 and the Lackawanna County 3 on 3 Facebook page for tournament data.