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  Chief's Tournament a Slam Dunk Success

May 31, 2013 07:42 ET

The sixth annual Chiefs 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held at the Durham College/UOIT gym and crowned two championship teams from Ajax on May 29. In the girls division, the team representing Notre Dame defeated the team from J. Clarke Richardson. The boys division also featured an all Ajax final, as the team from Ajax High topped the team from J. Clarke Richardson.

Over 120 Grade 9 and 10 students from Notre Dame, J. Clark Richardson, Donald A. Wilson, Ajax High, G.L. Roberts, Paul Dwyer, Bowmanville High joined the DRPS mens and womens teams in the competition for the hardware.

The tournament is designed to bring together members of the DRPS and youth in a positive setting with basketball acting as the common connection for everyone involved.

Thanks go out to event sponsors the Police Annual Dinner and Awards Night, Dominos, Algoma Orchards, Lowes, Markcol Distribution, Vander Duim Mortgage Team, and to Olympia Sports Camp and the Toronto Raptors for donating prizes. Thank-yous are also extended to the community agencies that participated in the event; the City of Oshawa, City of Pickering, John Howard Society, the Youth Centre, the Refuge, PFLAG Durham, YMCA, Joannes House and the Durham Region Health Department.

Additionally, thanks go out to all of the dedicated volunteers who helped make this such a successful event and to Csts. Janine Henderson and Brian Stewart for organizing the day.

Congratulations to everyone involved and the DRPS is looking forward to the seventh annual tournament next spring.

Below are attached files.
3 on 3 thumb (JPG file, 44.8K bytes)
A tipoff between Gabe of Notre Dame and Cst. Tisi of DRP (JPG file, 760.0K bytes)
Game between Paul Dwyer and Notre Dame (JPG file, 349.9K bytes)
A slam dunk (JPG file, 3,571.5K bytes)
The girls team from Bowmanville High School (JPG file, 293.4K bytes)
J Clarke Richardson faces Notre Dame (JPG file, 530.2K bytes)
Insp. Colling celebrates a great basket (JPG file, 431.2K bytes)
Chief Ewles and Csts. Henderson and Brian Stewart award the boys team from Ajax High School and girls team from Notre Dame as the winners (JPG file, 353.7K bytes)
Camp Olympia winners Scott Valade, GL Roberts and Kiyann Grimaldo, Notre Dave (JPG file, 368.4K bytes)