Katz JCC hosting ninth annual basketball tournament on March 9

The community is welcome and encouraged to participate in a weekend of hoops and fun for all ages at the Katz JCC’s ninth annual Eric and Andy Sussman Memorial Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament. Funds raised throughout the weekend are dedicated to the memory of late JCC members, brothers and basketball lovers Eric and Andy Sussman, both of whom loved playing ball at the JCC.

“We are excited to host this year’s tournament to honor the memory of Eric and Andy Sussman,” said Bill Christy, JCC program coordinator. “We are especially thrilled to welcome Coaches vs. Cancer to join in our efforts, who like us, strive to empower coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer.”

The weekend begins on Saturday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. with an evening for high schoolers which will includes a three-on-three tournament, a three-point contest, and a party with a DJ, dancing and prizes.

Events will continue on Sunday morning, March 9, beginning at 10 a.m. with two three-on-three tournaments, a masters tournament for players ages 40 and over and another for players 18 and over.

At 1 p.m. on Sunday, there will be four three-on-three tournaments for children in grades one and two, three and four, five and six, and seven and eight. The community is invited to attend Family Fun Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy basketball contests, face painting, a moon bounce, food and much more.

All tournament participants receive a commemorative t-shirt and prizes will be awarded to tournament winners. Proceeds from the weekend benefit the Katz JCC’s youth basketball program and the Coaches vs. Cancer organization for cancer research.

For registration and more information, contact Bill Christy at (856) 424-4444, ext. 1138 or online at www.katzjcc.org.