Lace up your high-tops, put on your headbands and don’t forget to bend your knees. The 21st annual Jack in the Box® 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is set for May 17 and 18 at Crown Point Shores along Mission Bay. More than 150 teams are expected to participate, making “Hoops at the Beach” the largest annual 3-on-3 tournament in San Diego County.
This event serves as a fund-raiser for the non-profit Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by producing the nation’s most exciting college football bowl game and festival of events.
The team entry fee includes a t-shirt and two Los Angeles Sparks WNBA tickets for each player, and at least two games in double elimination or round-robin play. There are 12 divisions for boys and men, and six divisions for girls and women. Both can compete in the Open, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, 9th/10th Grade and 11th/12th Grade divisions. Men also can compete in the Elite, 6’0 & under, 6’3 & under, Masters (30 & over), Super Masters (40 & over), and Senior Masters (50 & over) divisions. Kids divisions through 8th grade will play Sunday only, during Kids Day.
In addition to 3-on-3 tournament action, event participants and spectators can enter slam dunk and 3-point contests, as well as the Mudd Club Free Throw Challenge. Big Brothers and Sisters of San Diego County is the event's beneficiary.
A limited number of complimentary entries are available for military personnel, courtesy of Lincoln Military Housing.
Other sponsors include Pepsi, Aquafina, Dr Pepper, Classic Party Rentals, 100.7 Jack FM, 760 KFMB, NBC 7/39, San Diego Family Magazine, San Diego City Beat, Vavi Sport, San Diego Sol, Picnic People and Pacific Life.
For information and entries, visit PacificLifeHolidayBowl.com or call (619) 283-5808.
The 2008 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl kicks off Tuesday, December 30th at 5 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium.