Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Helps Kids Build Positive Relationship with Police

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation will host the 9th Annual Safe Neighborhood Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, October 22 from 8 am to 3 pm at the UNLV Student Recreation and Wellness Center, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.

A fun day of hoops, the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament provides valley children a unique opportunity to interact with other local youth from across Southern Nevada while developing life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship.  Boys and girls from ages 6-12 will compete in three age-based divisions to ensure fairness:  6-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

Participants will receive a basketball jersey with the Area Command name they represent, backpacks, UNLV swag, water bottles, and lunch. The UNLV Lady Rebels will warm up the players prior to the start of the tournament.  Medals and trophies will be awarded to winners of each age group.

Co-founded by LVMPD Foundation Board Members Walt Walters and Earl White, the goal of the event is to create a basketball tournament for Southern Nevada children where they could spend a day with a police officer to start building positive relationships.  LVMPD officers and community volunteers will act as coaches and referees.

The 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will also include College Readiness events, UNLV campus tours, Parent Resource information, and of course fun.   Youth participation is free to residents.  Sign up is limited to the first 300 children, register today at LVMPD SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (google.com)