The city of Everett will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on July 9th and 10th. The event was created by Eventuris who has experience hosting similar events like Hoopfest in Spokane, and the RipCity 3 on 3 in Portland, Oregon. Everett 3 on 3 is a brand new event, with plans to continue hosting it annually in downtown Everett.
The event is presented by Boeing, and has many companies like Kaiser Permanente and McClain Insurance sponsoring the tournament as well. Two streets will be dedicated to the upcoming event with the first consisting of Colby, Pacific, and Everett and the second street consisting of Wetmore, Hewett, and Everett. This event will have many attractions for spectators including food trucks, the McClain Slam Dunk Contest, the Funko 3 Point Shot Contests, the Everett Downtown Storage Skills Challenge, and various merchandise vendors.
Rick Steltenphol who is one of the organizers for this event has had over 8 years of experience with running similar tournaments in numerous cities. “Washington is a massive basketball state, we have many different levels of players across the state, and it will be great to see the talent that attend this event,” said Steltenpohl in an interview. “The city of Everett has been so enthusiastic and welcoming towards this event, and we are extremely excited to see what happens.”
The tournament will consist of a bracket system based on ages, these games will be played on Saturday. The winners from each respective bracket will then take part in a series of seeded games on Sunday to compete for the championship, which is a branded Everett 3 on 3 t-shirt. There will also be a men’s and women’s Elite division bracket taking place, where the two winners of men’s and women’s will receive $1000, with $500 going to each winning team. A wheelchair division is also available and free to enter.
Players from the age of 8 to 35 and up can sign up for the event by July 1, with fees representing each age. The Funko 3 Point Contest, and the Everett Downtown Storage Skills Challenge are allowing anyone to participate. “This event is open for all ages and all abilities, and we are excited to have this event running!” said Steltenphol. To follow along with games, the event will provide a free app that can be downloaded in your respective app store once the tournament starts.
Kaiser Permanente will provide first aid, as well as health and safety protocols for Covid-19.
To sign up for this event, or if you would like more information you can visit: Everett 3on3