The Keystone Hoops Group will hold its largest-ever basketball tournament this weekend, as 110 teams are expected to participate in the Shoot the Rock Summer Jam, May 29-31.
The tournament will be based out of Family First Sports Park, with other games being held in various Erie locations, including Central Tech High School, East High School, Eastside YMCA, Harborcreek High School, Penn State Behrend’s Junker Center, and Wayne Middle School.
The tournament is the third of four tournaments this year in the annual tournament series.
Cory Coleman, CEO of Keystone Hoops Group, credits the growth in tournament numbers to a new partnership with the National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA). The Shoot the Rock tournament is considered a “Super Qualifier” for the Boys’ NTBA National Championship, which gives the first-place team in each division a free entry to the NTBA National Championship In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The tournament is open to boys and girls teams in grades 4 through 12 and carries a four-game guarantee per team.
Spectators are welcome at each tournament. Admission is $6 per day, $3 for seniors, and free for kids under 10. Tournament schedules are available on the Keystone Hoops app.
The tournament series will wrap up its 2015 season with the Keystone Hoops Group Shootout, July 10-12.
For more information, visit www.keystonehoops.com.
The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.