MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 22, 2018) - Registration is available for the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department's popular 50+ Jim Ryckman Basketball Tournament. The 23rd annual event will take place Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Park West Recreation Complex.
Played on a half court, the Jim Ryckman 3x3 Basketball Tournament includes athletes in the following age categories: 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ and 75+. Attracting up to twenty teams throughout the southeast, early registration is encouraged for this event.
The Jim Ryckman tournament evolved out of the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s lively Senior Primtimers Basketball League. In 1996, the sporting event was renamed the Jim Ryckman Tournament in memory of the former Mount Pleasant senior basketball player. Over twenty years later, the tournament remains a highly-anticipated basketball event in the Lowcountry.
“We have incredibly active seniors in our community that know how to have fun and enjoy friendly competition,” said Sherrie Pompeii, Senior Center coordinator. “This tournament is a well-known favorite for adults 50 years of age and older. We even had a team from Chicago participate in the past.”
Early registration for the Jim Ryckman Tournament is encouraged. Early registration is $55 per team and must be received by February 2. Late registration is $65 per team and must be received by February 16. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of two (2) games. The tournament will use the United States National Sports Rules.
To join the tournament, an application must be delivered 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 payment to MPRD (Mount Pleasant Recreation Department) on or before February 19, 2018. All checks must include driver’s license number and date of birth. Fee includes tournament registration, a Jim Ryckman tournament t-shirt sponsored by The Hoove and lunch provided by Somerby of Mount Pleasant.
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.
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