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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Jan. 16, 2019) - Registration is available for the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department's popular 50+ Jim Ryckman 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.The 24th annual event will take place Saturday, March 2 at the Park West Recreation Complex.
Played on a half court, the Jim Ryckman 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament includes athletes in the following age categories: 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ and 75+. Attracting up to twenty teams throughout the southeast, early registration is encouraged for this event.The Jim Ryckman Tournament evolved out of the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s lively Senior Primetimers’ Basketball League. In 1996, the sporting event was renamed the Jim Ryckman Tournament in memory of the former Mount Pleasant senior basketball player. Over 20 years later, the tournament remains a highly-anticipated basketball event in the Lowcountry.“We have incredibly active seniors in our community that know how to have fun and enjoy friendly competition,” says Sherrie Pompeii, Senior Center coordinator. “This tournament is a well-known favorite for adults 50 years of age and older. We even had a team from Chicago participate in the past.”Early registration for the Jim Ryckman Tournament is encouraged. Early registration is $55 per team and must be received by February 16. Late registration is $65 per team if received after February 16. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of two games. The tournament will use the United States National Sports Rules.To join the tournament, an application must be delivered to the Mount Pleasant Senior Center at 840 Von Kolnitz Rd., Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464. Fill out an application onsite at the Mount Pleasant Senior Center or download it online at MtPleasantRec.com/SeniorCenter. Include a check payable to MPRD on or before February 23. All checks must include driver’s license number and date of birth. Fee includes tournament registration, a Jim Ryckman Tournament t-shirt sponsored by The Hoove, lunch provided by East Cooper Medical Center and stretching for the players provided by Elite Healthcare.For more information, like the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s Facebook page. If you have any questions about the Primetimers’ Basketball League or the Jim Ryckman 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, please call (843) 856-2166.