KSLC 90.3 FM, Linfield’s student radio station, and the Associated Students of Linfield College have organized a three-on-three basketball tournament titled “The Wildcat Challenge.” It will take place at the Hewlett-Packard outdoor basketball court at 10 a.m. May 14.
Depending on the weather, the indoor courts in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium have been reserved as a backup, and the tournament will continue as planned.
Senior Hayden Mace, promotions director for KSLC and senior Marissa Van Diest, 2010-11 ASLC IM sports director, are teaming up to give students the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the spring weather as well as engage in some friendly competition with other students and faculty members. The tournament is open to everyone on campus.
Because the tournament is sponsored by ASLC and KSLC, there is no participation fee.
The last two teams standing will be awarded a gift certificate, and the team with the most creative uniforms will receive a mystery prize.
“I’m going to hang up the bracket at the court to create a tournament atmosphere,” Mace said.
He said that he first generated the basketball tournament idea with his roommates during January Term, but he wanted to wait until later in the school year. Once Spring Semester rolled around, Mace approached Van Diest with the idea.
“I thought it would be a good idea for us to work together to get people out in the nice weather,” Mace said.
Although Van Diest has primarily worked behind the scenes, Mace will serve as the tournament commissioner.
“The goal of the event is to reach out to more people that we don’t already have a close relationship with and branch out to the rest of the Linfield community,” Mace said. “Fans are welcome to come out and watch.”
The number of teams that register for the tournament will determine if the competition will carry over to May 15.
Registration is open until May 12. To register a team, learn more about the event or obtain the tournament’s rules, contact Mace at email@example.com
Jessica Prokop/News editor
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