On Saturday, Oct. 22 at Blue Ridge Elementary School, a basketball tournament will be held to donate money to the Ashe County Children’s Christmas Project. The purpose of the annual Children’s Christmas Project is to help provide a gift to those children who are in the greatest need. The project is a joint venture by Ashe County churches, community volunteers, as well as various agencies and organizations of concerned citizens.
Tournament registration begins at 8 a.m. with the games to follow. All players must be at least 18 years of age, and the cost for each player is $10. Each team may have up to five members, allowing for two players to come off the bench.
The rules are fairly simple. The first team to score 15 points in each game will be the winner, or if neither team has 15 points, the team with the highest point total after 20 minutes will be the winner. The tournament format is double elimination, meaning each team is guaranteed at least two games. Food, drinks, and music will be at the event and trophies will be given to the three best tournament teams.
Those interested can also register early for the event. For more information or to register early, call Danielle Wood at (828) 406-5690 or Gary Wiles at (336) 620-1217.