3-on-3 basketball returns to downtown Casper Memorial Day weekend
Wyoming’s biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place in downtown Casper May 27-28 as part of a Memorial Day celebration.
For the second year, divisions of all ages and abilities will be hitting the pavement during the annual Foss Motors 3X3 Basketball Tournament presented by Therapy Solutions.
“Last year we had 111 teams, and we’re hoping to get 150 this year. Because of the number of different divisions, competition is separated evenly, so the games are fun to play in and fun to watch. We get some high-level talent,” Tournament Director John Giantonio said.
Teams from Rock Springs, Sheridan, Gillette and a handful of out-of-staters participated last year. Division winners have the opportunity to qualify for national Hoop It Up competitions.
The hoop action will be just part of this celebration. In addition to the annual Cruizin’ with the Oldies Car Show at Yellowstone Garage, a live DJ will be playing music, and several food and drink vendors will be serving players and spectators. Jump Craze, the kids’ zone sponsor, will have a bungee trampoline onsite, and a dunk contest Sunday afternoon will cap off the festivities.
“Downtown really came to life last year during the event, and we’re excited to bring that atmosphere back. We want this to be an all-around outstanding experience so it becomes an annual anchor event like the Balloon Festival or Christmas Parade. You don’t come to these
tournaments to play basketball for 24 hours straight, so in addition to all of the great restaurants,shopping and accommodations Casper already has, we’re throwing a big, fun party downtown,” Giantonio said.
As downtown continues to grow, Giantonio predicts the tournament will only going get bigger.
With the area’s extensive expansions including the David Street Station and several new restaurants and bars scheduled to open in the coming months, he’s excited to see how the event will grow.
To register or for more information, go to http://visitcasper.com/events/3x3-basketballtournament/
or call Giantonio at 307.234.5362.