Creston EAST Presents: 3 on 3 Winter Classic

   

Creston EAST Presents: 3 on 3 Winter Classic
1/22/2010 8:49:03 AM

Creston EAST classes recently hosted the inaugural 3 on 3 2009 Winter Classic Basketball Tournament.

One blustery and snowy Saturday in December, Creston EAST classes hosted the inaugural 3 on 3 2009 Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at the Creston High School gym. The event drew more than 40 participants, ranging in age from 10-15 years old.

 

The idea for the tournament came from freshman Luke N. and sophomore Evin S. After securing a gym date and time from the activities office, the two set out to secure sponsors for the event. Eight area businesses contributed with donations ranging from $50-$100.

 

Teams were divided into two brackets and drew for their seeds for the double elimination-style tournament. Following hours of intense and fun-filled basketball action, two teams emerged victorious and were awarded medals for their efforts.

 

Luke and Evin had designed a custom t-shirt for the tournament that all participants, along with workers and officials, received with registration. At the conclusion of the tournament, the two students sent thank-you letters to the sponsoring businesses along with a video slideshow of the fun-filled day.

 

EAST-related skills were invaluable to the two students in producing this event: graphic design in creating the t-shirt design, photography and video editing for the slide show. The two also gained valueable experience in organizing the event from start to finish and collaborating with school officials and area businesses.

 

All proceeds from the tournament went to the boys' basketball program for their summer traveling team schedule. Plans are already in the works for a second installment of the classic.

 

 

 

 

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