Duluth Kids Face off in Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament
Posted at: 09/21/2013 1:02 PM
| Updated at: 09/21/2013 11:11 PM
Young basketball players from around the area were invited to play in a three-on-three tournament Saturday in Duluth.
With a tip-off from Duluth Mayor Don Ness and referees from the UMD men's basketball team, Dunkin' in Duluth was star studded. Seventeen teams made up of 66 kids from 12th grade and under participated in the tournament at the Hillside Sports Court. Teams competed for over $500 in prizes.
Kris Mallett, coordinator for the Salvation Army's Rookie Basketball Association, said they want to get the kids in the area more equipped to play against teams in the Twin Cities and on the Iron Range.
"Duluth's not really strong basketball-wise from the ground up," she said. "And so what we're trying to do is improve that, to get the community of basketball players in Duluth to unite together, just to play and for the health of basketball. And just to be able to get outside and play."
Mallett said that in addition to this tournament, registration is open for a five-on-five league for first through fourth graders, starting in November.