FULTON, NY – Director of Catholic Charities’ CYO program Jim Smiley announced that The Medicine Place in Fulton has signed on as a major sponsor for Catholic Charities’ inaugural CYO Rock the Rim for Youth Basketball Tournament.
Scheduled for May 21 the tournament serves as a much-needed fundraiser for the CYO program.
“We are pleased to have The Medicine Place as one of our major sponsors,” said planning committee member Helen Hoefer, director of Emergency Services at Catholic Charities of Oswego County. “We are fortunate to have such a community minded business as The Medicine Place as a partner.”
According to Hoefer, The Medicine Place has lent its support to Catholic Charities in many ways.
“Whether it’s providing us with personal care items, assisting us with prescriptions for our consumers or helping us procure medical equipment for our consumers, The Medicine Place has always been there for us. Being a major sponsor of our CYO Rock the Rim for Youth Basketball Tournament is just another example of how they are committed to helping their community. We are very appreciative of all that they do for us,” said Hoefer.
Featuring competition for all ages, the CYO Rock the Rim for Youth Basketball Tournament offers two brackets competition, 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.
Prizes 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.
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.
For a $1 donation, participants in the youth shoot-out will receive five shots.
For more information, call Meghan Rey at 598-3980, ext. 222.