Holy Family plans 3-on-3 basketball tournament

The annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be hosted by Holy Family Church in Glendale Aug. 9-10.

Holy Family Church in Glendale is hosting its third annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament for adult and high school players on Aug. 9-10.

Players, teams, sponsors and volunteers from the community are invited to sign up for the event, which will also include a fitness fair. Last year, 17 teams participated, drawing about 200 athletes, spectators and volunteers.

Up to five players may form a team, and co-ed teams are permitted. There will be three leagues for different age groups. Options for sponsors include getting company names displayed on jerseys, banners and/or in the program. Volunteers are also needed to help as referees, scorekeepers and as food preparers.

Exhibition games to determine brackets will be held Aug. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. On Aug. 9, the competition will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Playoffs, a 3-Point Contest and a Point Guard Challenge will take place Aug. 10, 1-5 p.m. For registration and information, call (818) 247-2222 ext. 555 or visit www.hf3on3.splashthat.com.


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