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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (November 8, 2017) - Registration is open for the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department's 50+ adult basketball league. The 3x3 league will run from December 2, 2017 – February 24, 2018 at the Park West Gym.
One of the most popular athletic leagues in the Lowcountry, players meet on Saturday mornings from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. for 3 vs. 3 pick-up games. Tony Butler, a Senior Primetimers team member, has been playing in the league and tournament for over 10 years. His love for the game and the opportunity to stay active keeps him coming back each year.
“It’s fun to act like a 19-year-old again, or think you can,” said Butler. “If we can do it, you can do it!”
Played on a half court, the league’s season will culminate with the Jim Ryckman 3x3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The tournament, in its 23rd year, attracts up to twenty teams throughout the southeast. “Locals and visitors alike participate in this tournament,” says Sherrie Pompeii, Senior Center coordinator. “Last year, we even had a team come down from Chicago to join in the competition.”
In addition to three months of sport and play, the $25 league fee includes registration for the annual Jim Ryckman Tournament. “Whether it’s camaraderie, healthy competition or just plain fun, there are plenty of reasons to join the league and participate in the tournament,” says Pompeii.
To join the league, an application must be mailed to the Mount Pleasant Senior Center, 840 Von Kolnitz Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Fill out an application onsite at the Mount Pleasant Senior Center or download it online at MtPleasantRec.com/SeniorCenter. Include a check for $25 payable to MPRD (Mount Pleasant Recreation Department) on or before December 1, 2017. All checks must include driver’s license number and date of birth. Fee includes league play, tournament registration and Jim Ryckman tournament t-shirt.
For more information, like the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s Facebook page or visit MtPleasantRec.com/SeniorCenter. If you have any questions about the 3x3 League or the Jim Ryckman Tournament, please call (843) 856-2166.