Carroll to host basketball invitational

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Carroll County High School boys basketball and parent group will host a co-ed “Street Ball Show Down 3 On 3 Double Elimination Basketball Tournament.” There will be two tournament events, one for up middle school-age athletes and adults and another for younger athletes.

The first event will be Saturday, Aug. 25, with first round of game starting at 9 a.m. There will be four divisions: Division 1 – 7th and 8th grade; Division 2 – 9th grade to 18 years of age; Division 3 - 19 years of age to 35; and Division 4 - 36 years old and up.

The entry fee for the upper divisions is $140 for a team of four or $35 per player. Late entry (after Aug. 20) is $160 per team of four.

The youth division will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 and will feature three divisions: Division 1 – 4th grade; Division 2 – 5th grade; and Division 3 – 6th grade. First round games begin at 9 a.m.

The entry fee for the youth division is $60 for a team of four. After Aug. 27, add $5 per player.

All team players will receive T-shirts for their participation. The upper division champs will receive T-shirts with CHAMPS on it and a trophy. The runners-up also will get a trophy. Youth division champs will receives CHAMPS t-shirts and a basketball. Runners-up will receive a trophy.

The 3 on 3 double elimination street ball tournaments will be held at the Carroll County High School parking lot at 1706 Highland Ave., Carrollton, Ky.

A local sponsor has donated 10 basketball systems so 10 games will be going on at one time. The event is free to all spectators.

For more information and entry forms, contact John Booth at (502) 732-5517 or (502) 525-3505 after 6 p.m. or e-mail him at jboothii@bellsouth.net.

All proceeds will benefit the Carroll County boys basketball team for the 2012-2013 season.