Return of summer basketball tourney

The Sooke 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on July 21 to raise funds for local teams

The Sooke 3-on-3 tournament is returning for its 13th year to help raise funds for the Edward Milne community school’s senior boys and girls basketball teams.

The basketball tournament, formerly known as the Trevor Purdy Memorial, is to take place at the outdoor courts at Journey middle school on July 21.

The first game will begin at 9 a.m., and finals will start at 8 p.m.

There is a registration fee of $20 per member, and a barbecue will be held throughout the day to raise additional funds.

According to event co-ordinator, Trevor Bligh, the event usually raises $400 per year, and has been held previously to raise money for dry grad and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MAAD).

“It’s a really good event, everyone has a fun time with it every year,” he said.

Round Robin games will be held to determine entrants into the playoffs. The champions will be given a trophy, bragging rights and be dubbed ‘King of the Courts’ for a year.

Teams of three or more can register by contacting Bligh at: theblighs@gmail.com or 250-882-5279. Registration fees can be paid on the day of the event.

The event is a joint effort with the Sooke Youth Council.