The Sacramento Metro Chamber is pleased to join The Downtown Sacramento Partnership and The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau as supporters of RoundRock 3on3 for the first annual three-on-three basketball tournament to be played June 11-12 on the city streets of downtown and Old Sacramento.
RoundRock 3on3 will feature players and teams from throughout Northern California, playing on up to 40 blocks throughout Old Sacramento, Downtown and Midtown. The designated streets, including Capitol Mall, will be sectioned off and organized into a series of half-courts, where the various divisions will play their games. The city of Sacramento has approved the street closures.
“This is a basketball tournament for players of all skill levels, from third grade to 100 years old,” said John Wardlaw, CEO of RoundRock 3on3. “It doesn’t matter if you play every day, or if you haven’t played in 30 years. We really want this to be an event the whole family can come enjoy as we highlight not only basketball, but also the great museums, restaurants, parks and places to see in downtown and Old Sacramento. There will be plenty to do for kids of all ages, kind of like a ‘state fair’ for basketball. We hope to bring the whole community together for fun, friendly competition, and to give back to those who need it most.”
RoundRock 3on3 has identified Shriners Hospital for Children and March of Dimes as primary beneficiaries of this event, with additional charities to be named. During the weekend of the event, Capitol Mall will be named “Charity Drive” and will feature other charities and groups hosting basketball-related contests to raise funds for their organizations. In addition to benefiting local charities, RoundRock’s mission is to identify several areas of continuing need such as park rehabilitation, constructing and building basketball courts for youth activities, and assisting sports organizations that promote health and activity among the area’s youth.
“We have seen recently with the public and business outpouring of support for the Sacramento Kings that our region really enjoys the game of basketball, so the RoundRock 3on3 tourney is a perfect match for fans in the region,” said Metro Chamber President & CEO Matthew Mahood. “We challenge the local business community to get involved on any level from signing up your business as a team or joining the Metro Chamber as a sponsor of the event. This is a chance for everyone in the region to get out with their friends and families to participate and help support our local charities.”
KCRA 3, KQCA My58, Salem Communications and Entercom Communications are the premier media sponsors for this event. The Sacramento Metro Chamber joins California Family Fitness, SureWest Communications, Safe Credit Union and Quick Quack Carwash as tournament level sponsors. For more information, visit www.roundrock3on3.com.
Hal Silliman is communications director for the Sacramento Metr Chamber.