Basketball Tournament to Benefit Renovation of Randolph Park Courts
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:13 RCN Newsdesk
Over the past several decades, the courts at Randolph Park have not only hosted thousands of pick-up games but have also produced some of the best basketball players in the city’s history. Located behind the former Lincoln-Grant School, the courts, as well as the rest of Randolph Park, have been an important part of the Eastside neighborhood for generations.
At the end of 2013, the city of Covington announced a grant had been secured to make improvements at the park and national experts were brought in to help guide the community during the planning process.
As work continues on the project plans, a group of local business owners have organized a basketball tournament to help raise additional funds for the project. The Randolph Park Roundball Classic will be a 3-on-3 men’s basketball tournament held on Saturday, September 13 on the courts at Randolph Park at 10a.
The tournament is open to men ages 18 and up and the entry fee for teams of four is $100.
All participating teams are guaranteed a minimum of two tournament games and the top three finishers will receive a trophy. A small cash prize will be awarded to the tournament champion.
Outside of basketball, the event will feature food from local vendors, music, and more.
Admission to the event is free. Proceeds from the 2014 tournament will be used to renovate the basketball courts at Randolph Park, creating a destination for ballplayers from across the region.
To register for this year’s tournament, log-on to www.covhoops.com. For more information, visit the tournament’s page on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Sponsors for this year’s tournament include District 78, flow – a shop for men, Misfit Genius, Much Greater, TEK’s Custom Apparel, Chicago Don’s Hawt Dogs, Fish and Chicks, JaMar Signs, Great Here, The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson, and The River City News.
Written by Jerod Theobald, Managing Editor at RCN
Photos by Justin Rumao/provided