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Lackawanna County 3-on-3 basketball tourney slated for downtown Scranton

July 08. 2014 12:43PM

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Downtown Scranton will be the site of Lackawanna County’s annual 3 on 3 tournament on August 1, 2, and 3.

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 begins on Friday at 5 p.m. Games on Saturday will run from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday’s action, if necessary, will start at 9 a.m. and run through completion.

The tourney will be part of the “First Friday” related events. It will also provide an opportunity for individuals to enjoy an evening of dining, shopping and fun. “Molly Pitcher Path” is the musical entertainment for the evening, starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wyoming Avenue.

Players of all skill levels and ages are 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.

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 debilitating effects and perils of drugs and alcohol abuse.

Guests who visit the Drug & Alcohol tent will be able to enter a slogan contest and receive a headband for filling-out a brief survey. Team photos will also be taken.

For more information, call 570-496-1701 or visit for a brochure and weather information throughout the weekend.

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