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B & T Sports Supports CYO Rock The Rim Tournament

FULTON, NY – As it has in the past, B & T Sports in Fulton is once again lending its support to Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s CYO program.

On May 21, Catholic Charities’ CYO program will host its inaugural Rock the Rim for Youth Basketball Tournament.

Vic Runeare of B & T Sports, 124 Cayuga St., meets with members of the planning committee for the Rock the Rim event.  B & T Sports is providing the T-shirts for the tournament. From left are: Runeare; Stacie Roberts, CYO mentoring coordinator; and Jim Smiley, director of Catholic Charities’ CYO Program.
Vic Runeare of B & T Sports, 124 Cayuga St., meets with members of the planning committee for the Rock the Rim event. B & T Sports is providing the T-shirts for the tournament. From left are: Runeare; Stacie Roberts, CYO mentoring coordinator; and Jim Smiley, director of Catholic Charities’ CYO Program.

The tournament, which serves as a much-needed fundraiser for the CYO program, will feature competition for all ages, their will be two brackets, ages 16 – 30 and 30 and over with a limit of eight teams per bracket.

For younger players there will be a shoot-out for youth ages 5 – 7, 8 – 10, 11 – 12, and 13- 15.

A prize will be awarded to the winners of each bracket and all youth participating in the shoot-out will receive an award.

The tournament is open to both men and women as co-ed teams are welcome.

Catholic Charities’ CYO program provides area youth with a safe, well supervised, friendly environment and offers a variety of programs that promote positive development including; an after school program, a mentoring program, summer recreation, and a Saturday drop in program that offers youth the opportunity for healthy interaction with their peers.

However due to a number of recent budget cuts, the future of the CYO program is in jeopardy.

“We need community support to continue to offer our CYO program,” said Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow. “CYO is a worthwhile program that benefits so many of our youth. With the support of community minded businesses such as B & T Sports, who are providing the t-shirts for our tournament, we will hopefully be able to offer the CYO program in the future.”

Tip-off for the tournament is set for 3 p.m.

Registration fee is $150 per team with a maximum of eight players per team, and includes a commemorative T-shirt for each team member.

Spots are available for teams in each bracket.

For a $1 donation, participants in the youth shoot-out will receive five shots.

For more information, contact Meghan Rey at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, 315-598-3980, ext. 222.