FLIP IT UP this Weekend
Aug 17, 2012
It is time to hit the courts this weekend, August 18 &19, for the 5th Annual 3-on 3-FLIP IT UP Basketball Tournament.
The FLIP 3-on-3 has grown substantially since beginning in 2007; organizer Franklin Matias started the event to help the community and get kids involved in being more active. “I am from Grande Prairie and growing up we didn’t have anything like this. I think it is important to keep ourselves and our kids active and the tournament has been a huge success. The community has really embraced what we are doing.”
Matias is filling a definite need for more sports-based events that are open to everyone. The basketball tournament partnered with the Shane Barnes Street Hockey Classic two years ago, bringing even more players to the courts for basketball, hockey, or both!
Registration is still open and players should register no later than 9am on Saturday.
If you are more of a spectator, Matias encourages all of the public to come down and take part in the tournament. “There is a ton of stuff that will be going on, We will have food vendors, live music with incredible DJ’s and bouncy castles for the kids.”
For more information check out the event listing.