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  Chief's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Hits the Court

May 02, 2014 19:53 ET

The seventh annual Chiefs 3-on-3 basketball tournament took place at Durham College/UOIT gym and 20 teams of young men and women battled it out for the trophy.

More than 120 Grade 9 and 10 students from Notre Dame, J. Clark Richardson, Ajax High, Paul Dwyer, Bowmanville High, and All Saints joined the DRPS men's and women's teams in the competition for the hardware.

Chief Ewles, Chief Designate Martin, CAO Stan MacLellan and MPP Joe Dickson were all on hand as the tournament kicked off with some tough matchups.

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. 

It was a great day with two teams emerging victorious. The girls’ team from J Clark Richardson came in first with Notre Dame and Bowmanville coming in second and third, respectively. For the boys’ side of the competition Notre Dame took first and third with J Clark Richardson placing second.
As a special bonus, two students were selected to win a week-long stay at Camp Olympia, a camp dedicated to both sports excellence and personal balance, after being chosen by the teachers, tournament organizers and fellow players. Jaclyn from J Clark Richardson and Nathan from Notre Dame took were chosen for this amazing opportunity.

A big thanks to our event sponsors:

Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night Committee

ProAction Cops & Kids

Domino’s Pizza – East Region

Vander Duim Mortgage Team

Camp Olympia

Algoma Orchards

Durham College/UOIT

Hooper’s Jewellers

Harley Davidson

Lauriam Teahouse

Another great tournament comes to a close, and it couldn’t be such a big success without the dedicated committee members, community partners and volunteers. Great job to everyone involved and we look forward to next year’s event.

Below are attached files.
bball thumb (JPG file, 41.1K bytes)
Retiring Chief Ewles is presented with a thank you gift for his support of the tournament (JPG file, 312.2K bytes)
The ceremonial jump ball with Gevonni from Ajax HS and Gabriel from Notre Dame (JPG file, 338.6K bytes)
Cst. Tisi faces off against Notre Dame (JPG file, 356.6K bytes)
Our women's team tries for a basket against Notre Dame (JPG file, 364.4K bytes)
Learning about our Youth In Policing Initiative in between games (JPG file, 411.1K bytes)
Olympia Jaclyn and Nathan (JPG file, 378.9K bytes)
Notre Dame (JPG file, 392.5K bytes)
Gold Medal Game (JPG file, 407.0K bytes)
J Clark Wins (JPG file, 334.3K bytes)
First Place Medal (JPG file, 319.2K bytes)