youngsters are invited to lace up their basketball shoes
this weekend for a budding tradition in McDonough.
L. to r.: Councilman Rufus
Stewart stands with Shoal Creek Baptist Pastor Michael Price
in front of the basketball court where their 3 on 3
tournament will be held. Photo by Nick Vassy
Second Annual Street Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is
set for June 7 at 10 a.m., at Rufus Stewart Park located at
300 Simpson Street in McDonough. The double-elimination
event is being presented by Samaritan Outreach Ministries
and Shoal Creek Baptist Church.
and trophies will be awarded in each division and double
elimination round. The competition will be divided into
three age groups: ages 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18. If enough
people, ages 19-25, show up for the tournament, a division
will be created for them as well.
Councilman Stewart said the purpose of the tournament is to
help bring kids in the community together and keep them
active in a positive way during the summer.
same time, we’ll be mentoring them also,” he said. “We’ll
also have a health fair on the site.”
kids participated in last year’s tournament. Stewart said he
is hoping for the same or better turnout on Saturday.
Activities at the park will include a voter registration
drive, health screenings, drug and alcohol counseling, and
free tests for HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases. A
military recruiter will also be on hand, and back-to-school
supplies will be available during the event.
For more information call
678-834-9699 or visit www.samaritanoutreachministries.org