3 on 3 By The Sea Set for September 22


Clare Droesch may have passed this past May, but her spirit lives on and so will the 3 on 3 By the Sea basketball tournament that she created. The fifth annual 3 on 3 By the Sea will take place on Saturday, September 22 at St. Francis de Sales.

The event was started and organized by Rockaway icon and basketball legend, Clare Droesch, following her diagnosis with cancer. Droesch passed away this May after a courageous battle that beat the odds and predictions of her doctors for many years. Her family and friends will now honor her by continuing this great event.

The day will begin with a youth clinic at 9 a.m. in the gym, before moving into the schoolyard for the competition. Play will begin at 10 a.m. with the Grammar School divisions followed by the High School divisions at noon. The Open divisions will then take to the blacktop at 2 p.m. The event will include music by a D.J, and refreshments and apparel for sale. A post-event party is also being planned. The entry fee is $50/player and $10 for spectators. All proceeds will go to establish the Clare Droesch Memorial Scholarship Fund. More information will follow soon, but don't wait, start putting together your team now for the Clare Droesch 3 on 3 By the Sea!