Rip City 3-on-3 Features New Format, Same Community Spirit and Fun
Les Schwab Tire Centers is once again sponsoring Portland’s premier amateur hoops event, the Rip City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament, which benefits Special Olympics Oregon, will be held in the city’s Rose Quarter on July 30 and 31.
After a two-year hiatus, the popular event returned in 2014 with a roster that included roughly 1,300 participants on 325 teams. Building on that success, last year’s tournament grew to roughly 1,500 players on 389 teams, all with their eyes fixed on taking home a Division title.
For players, competitive divisions include youth (both boys and girls), high school (both boys and girls), adult (men, women and mixed teams), elite (men and women), the Special Olympics division and the Unified Sports division. All ages play on a standard 10-foot hoop.
This year, a brand-new format will begin with pool play on Saturday morning and culminate in single-elimination playoffs on Sunday. Pool play results will dictate playoff seeding, and every team is guaranteed a minimum of three games over the two days.
Thanks to the more than 300 volunteers who give 4,000 hours of their time each year, the event has managed to raise more than $50,000 for Special Olympics Oregon to date.
If you’re interested in getting involved, either as a player or volunteer, please visit the official tournament website to register. You can also “like” the Facebook event page, or follow @RipCity3on3 on Twitter and Instagram for more information. All volunteers will receive a Rip City 3-on-3 volunteer T-shirt.
Les Schwab has been a proud partner of the Rip City 3-on-3 Tournament since 2014 and are proud to be the presenting partner this year.