PTR Prison Ministry 3 v 3 Hoops Tourney – Recap

The 1st Annual Push The Rock Prison Ministry 3 v 3 Tournament is in the books, and it was a great success! The tournament could not have happened without the sponsorship of The Quantify Group, Push Technology INC. and the tremendous group of volunteers who helped referee, keep score, and work concessions. We are also very grateful for all 70 competitors who participated in the night.  In all 20 teams came out to support the cause.  Competitors also had the opportunity to participate in a 3 point competition, half court competition, and knockout competition.

The competition was great all night, but of course only a few could emerge victorious.  In a closely contested championship game Team D-League Euro Step (Demond Vance, Nahfees Akbar, and Tyrone Lecato) defeated the 3 Bucketeers (Daniel Brndjar, Derek Tannous, Nate Tannous, and Pat Tannous) to take home the cash prize of $150. Although Pat Tannous came up short in the tournament championship, he was able to walk away as the 3 point competition champion with 17 three-pointers made in just 1 minute. Brian Branson was able to fend off all other competitors in an impressive victory in our knockout competition. During the half court competition many players competed, but only Tyler Rapose walked away making the difficult shot.

While the tournament, and competitions were a great time the primary reason for this event was to raise money for the Push The Rock prison ministry that has been growing every year.  This January marks the start of our 4th year taking teams into the prisons, and we have taken on a more aggressive schedule than ever before.  In our first year running this tournament we were able to raise close to $600 to help us cover rising costs associated with the ministry.  We are thrilled that the first year was such a success, and encourage you to join us again next year for the 2nd Annual Tournament!  To read more about our prison ministry click here.

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS:  Team D-League Euro Step – Demond Vance, Nahfees Akbar, Tyrone Lecato

TOURNAMENT RUNNERS-UP:  3 Buckateers – Daniel Brndjar, Derek Tannous, Nate Tannous, Pat Tannous

3 POINT COMPETITION CHAMPION:  Pat Tannous

KNOCKOUT COMPETITION CHAMPION:  Brian Branson

HALF COURT COMPETITION CHAMPION:  Tyler Rapose

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