LONG BEACH - The Long Beach State (LBSU) women's basketball team is hosting its first-ever Hoopfest, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for all ages and skill levels, on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the university's Walter Pyramid. All proceeds will benefit the Lady 49ers.Each team must field three or four players to participate in the double-elimination tournament, and participation in multiple divisions is encouraged. There are a variety of age groups in the male, female and co-ed divisions, including: Youth 1 (third and fourth grades); Youth 2 (fifth and sixth grades); Middle School (seventh and eighth grades); Elite-College Level (undergraduate students only); Young Adult (ages 31-45); and Golden 1 (ages 46-50), Golden 2 (51-55) and Golden 3 (56 and older). The only divisions in the co-ed category are Elite Co-Ed College level (undergraduate students only and family, where each member of the team must be related). The cost for each team is $50, and teams must field three to four players. Games will be played in a half-court format. The first team to 20 points, or whichever team is winning after 15 minutes, will advance in its respective bracket. Teams can register at longbeachstate.com or call (562) 985-2210.
********** Published: October 11, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 26