Boys & Girls Club hosts Wildcat Summer Classic basketball tournament Aug. 7-9
From press release
The Boys & Girls Club Wildcats will host the Seventh Annual Wildcat National Summer Classic basketball tournament Aug. 7-9.
More teams will compete than in any other previous year, with more than 300 teams coming from across the U.S. and Canada.
Each team is guaranteed to play in seven games, and awards will be given for MVP, Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Sportsmanship, Refs Award, Executive Director’s Award, Coaches Award and All-Tournament Award.
To add to the tournament experience, a slew of events have been scheduled Thursday, Aug. 6, to kick off the tournament, including a Golf Play Day at Timber Pointe Golf Course in Poplar Grove that features a chance to win a new Saturn car, as well as all-star games, coaches’ and dads’ games, and various shooting and basketball skills competitions held at Harlem High School.
A progressive shooting contest will be open to the public, with a chance to win $25,000 and a new Saturn car.
More than 900 games on 36 different courts will be played over the course of the weekend. The Boys & Girls Club hosts several basketball tournaments throughout the year, including the Fall Classic and the Spring Classic. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the tournament, bringing nearly $400,000 to the Rockford Region.
Visit www.wildcatshoops.com for a complete schedule. What follows is a general overview schedule of the event:
Friday, Aug. 7: Team Pool Play begins at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8: Team Pool Play begins at 9 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 9: Tournament Champions begins at 9 a.m.
Games will be played at Machesney Park Harlem High School, 1 Huskie Circle, Machesney Park; Rockton Hononegah High School, 307 Salem St., Rockton; Rockford Jefferson High School, 4145 Samuelson Road, Rockford; Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis.; Rockford Boylan Catholic High School, 4000 St. Francis Drive, Rockford; Judson College, 1151 N. State St., Elgin, Ill.; Rockford Guilford High School, 5620 Spring Creek Road, Rockford; Elgin College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.; Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit, Wis.; The Elgin Centre, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, Ill.; South Beloit High School, 245 Prairie Hill Road, South Beloit, Ill.
Info: Chuck Lynde, tournament director, (815) 509-1339 or visit www.wildcatshoops.com.
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