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Downtown Riverside Host Streetball Hoop Fest To Celebrate Sports And Leadership

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The streets of downtown Riverside serve as the sports backboard to the 2nd Annual Xcel Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, May 21-22 in downtown Riverside. The family friendly outing is a celebration of sports, scholarship and entertainment featuring age bracketed competition for youth aged 8 to 80.

Demonstrations by UFC Gym and special guest appearances by the LA Clipper Girls, current LA Clipper players, and Harlem Globetrotter alum, Ron ”Teddy Bear” Knight, highlight the tournament and illustrate the event’s overall theme of leadership and personal development. In addition to the 3 on 3 tournament match ups, the event features a half court shooting contest with a $10,000 prize. The Game Truck and a Kid Zone will also be on site.

“We are hosting a unique tournament in southern California,” notes Dennis Brown, event organizer. “It is more than a high energy experience for the players. It involves the schools, parents, community based organizations and the sports community.

Everyone will walk away learning something or giving something,” he adds. In line with the organization’s mission, Xcel Youth Sports, Inc. will sponsor 100 students from local school districts by waiving their registration and fees.“We want the students to share in the fun and excitement but also show them the importance of developing positive attitude, good sportsmanship and effective leadership. This will be something that they will never forget,” says Brown.

Xcel Youth Sports, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting leadership and healthy living though sports and competition and hosting youth and adult programs in Louisiana and southern California. For more information, contact Dennis Brown at (909) 606 -1129 or visit www.xcelhoops.com.

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