UPEI Women’s Basketball announces new community tournament

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September 3, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI — UPEI Women’s Basketball announced recently that a new community basketball tournament—the first annual Subway Panther Pride 3v3 basketball tournament—will take place on Sunday, September 29 at UPEI’s Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre and Colonel Gray High School.

The tournament will raise funds for the UPEI Women’s Basketball program in support of their exhibition game schedule and athletic financial awards.

“I’m very interested in the overall development of the sport of basketball on Prince Edward Island,” said UPEI Women’s Basketball Head Coach Greg Gould. “I believe that getting youth into the game at a young age is the key to developing Island talent who will later be able to compete at the varsity level.”

The tournament will feature five divisions for both males and females—grades 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, an open recreation division, and an open competitive masters division. Registration is $60.00 per team with teams of three to four players.

Program supporter and tournament organizer Chris Huggan added, “Not only will this tournament provide another opportunity to play basketball, we hope it will promote the sport and build a stronger sense of spirit and pride in the Island and Panther basketball communities.”

For more information or to register, contact UPEI Panther Central at panthercentral@upei.ca, (902) 368-6308; visit Courtside Sneakers at www.courtsidesneakers.com, or contact organizer Chris Huggan at clhuggan@edu.pe.ca or (902) 368-6860 ext. 250. Early Registration: Players who register by September 15 will receive a tournament T-shirt and a $5.00 Subway gift card.

About UPEI Athletics and Recreation

  • • Nine varsity sports and six club team programs
  • • Proud member of the AUS and CIS
  • • Athletic facilities include: Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place, and UPEI turf field
  • • Other facilities available to students and the community at large include: fitness centre, squash and racquetball courts

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