The 8th Annual 3 on 3 by the Sea will be on Friday August 27 in the St. Francis de Sales schoolyard. The event was started by Rockaway basketball legend Clare Droesch, and continues now in her memory. Teams consist of either 3 or 4 players, and the entry cost is $50/player. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games, and each player receives a t-shirt. Play will be organized into pods of 4 teams.
In the course of a 2-hour window, each team will play the others in its pod during round-robin. The top two will then play for the championship. Competition will be organized by grade, with brackets for both boys and girls in (upcoming) grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and high school, as well as Men's Open, and Women's Open. Teams will be placed based on the grade of their oldest player. Games will be 12 minutes long with any substitutions at the 6-minute mark. There will be 3 windows of play, 12-2, 2-4, 4-6. Accepted teams have been notified of their window and their pod, and will need to check in 30 minutes before their window begins on Friday.
There will also be on-site merchandise sales and orders may be placed for delivery after the event is over. An after party for adults is scheduled at Jameson's following the completion of play.
It will be a wonderful opportunity to once again honor the memory of Clare's accomplishments, both on the court, and in her courageous fight against breast cancer.
Proceeds from last year's event funded scholarships and programs at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy, Christ the King High School and Boston College. This year's recipients of the Clare Droesch Scholarship at SFDSCA are Joan Anastasiades and Ryan Shaffer.
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