Delta basketball tournament a slam dunk for police and youth

Delta basketball tournament ON April 5, the Delta Police Department are holding their 4th annual 3-on-3 Boys Basketball Tournament. This year the organizers are expecting upwards of 100 grade 8-12 students representing 25 teams.

“We started this tournament as a way for us to connect positively with the youth in Delta and it just took off from there. Now our teams come from schools all over the Lower Mainland to play in the two divisions,” said A/Sgt. Sukh Sidhu, one of the tournament’s organizers.

Last year’s winners, a grade 11 team from Tamanawis High School, will be back to defend their title and a chance to win bragging rights, trophies, and a $50 Future Shop Gift Certificate for each winning team member. There are also many other prizes that will be given out during the day within the two divisions, Senior (Grade 11 and12) and Junior (Grade 8-10).

An event of this size takes a considerable amount of planning and there are over 20 volunteers who will be making sure the event runs smoothly for all of the players. The event is sponsored by the Delta Police Department, North Delta Secondary School, The Delta School District, Delta Parks and Recreation, and Virsa.