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3 on 3 Tourney is Sept 22

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 for the previous years 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 in the gym at 9 a.m. 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 12 p.m. The Open divisions will then take to the blacktop at 2 p.m.

The event will include music by a DJ, as well as refreshments and apparel for sale. A post-event party is also planned at The Wharf that evening. The entry fee is $50/player and $10 for spectators. All proceeds will go to establish the Clare Droesch Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Advance registration is encouraged to ensure your team’s entry in the event. The registration form is available on the Graybeards website: www.theGraybeards.com. Mail your registration form along with check payable to Graybeards and “Clare Droesch Scholarship Fund” in the check memo. Please mail by Tuesday, September 18. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m. in the St. Francis schoolyard and may be limited.

Don’t wait, start putting together your team now for the Clare Droesch 3 on 3 By The Sea! For more info, see page 33.

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