Backyard Sports Cares Hosts Fourth Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Iona Prep on Saturday, April 16, 2016
“Fun”draiser Featuring NBA Celebs will Benefit Special Needs and Underserved Children’s Sports Programs in Westchester County
White Plains, NY – Backyards Sports Cares (BYSC), a Westchester-based non-profit (501c3) that provides team oriented sports programs for underserved and special needs children, will host its Fourth Annual Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament “Fun”draiser on Saturday, April 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY.
Now in its fourth year, the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament continues to draw eager basketball enthusiasts, ranging in age and skill level from 15 to 50+, from across the county. The event, which has generated more than $xxx over the last three years, is responsible for the sustainability of key sports and recreation programs that help underserved, at-risk and special needs kids experience the joy and character building benefits of team play.
In addition to cheering on their friends and family on the court, attendees will be entertained by dance moves from the Westchester Knicks City Dancers, and several NBA celebrities will make appearances, taking photos, signing autographs and possibly shoot some hoops with “Last year’s Three-on-Three tournament raised over $70,000.00,” said Danny Bernstein,
Backyard Sports Cares founder and executive director. “These funds helped sixty (60) underserved young athletes participate in ‘Friday Night Tennis,’ enabled thirty (30) Mount Vernon children to experience weekend summer camp, and helped cover travel fees for more than two hundred (200) children who otherwise would have been unable to participate in a Travel Soccer program. This year, we want to raise the bar even higher.”
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament – How to Register
Teams will be divided into four divisions: Open (most competitive), 35 years and older (competitive), Adult Recreation (18 years and older) and High School (grades 9-12). Games will be played in a round robin format.
There are a limited number of teams in all ability levels. Each $1,800 team registration includes three to five players, individual jerseys, hats, bags, delicious food, beverage and much, much more. To learn more or register a team for the event, please visit: http://byardsportscares.org/event-registration.html. The registration fee is tax deductible.
Corporate matches are welcome.
Local collaborative program partners include: Yonker’s WESTHAB, Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), New Rochelle School District, White Plains Youth Bureau, Port Chester School District and the Carver Center in Port Chester and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).