Ladera Sports Center to Host Inaugural 3-on-3 Basketball Charity Tournament Benefiting Relay for Life on August 12

All proceeds of the tournament will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life


LADERA RANCH, Calif. – (Aug. 8, 2017) – Ladera Sports Center will host its inaugural 3-on-3 basketball charity tournament this Saturday, August 12. All proceeds of the tournament will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

“We are very excited to host our first charity 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and to have it benefit such a worthy charitable organization like the American Cancer Society Relay for Life,” said Kristi Nemeth, facilities manager with Ladera Sports Center and coordinator of the tournament. “We are proud to team up with athletes to join the fight against cancer.”

Proceeds from the tournament benefit Relay for Life by helping to provide proper nutrition for cancer patients, transportation to appointments, and funds for caregivers who have stopped working in order to provide support for a loved one.

The tournament will have four divisions: recreation, competitive, elite and coed. The cost to register is $35 per athlete and up to five players may compete for one team. Each team will play a minimum of four games. The event will also include a three-point, dunk, skills and team competition contest. Each athlete from the winning teams will receive a $100 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Registration for the event closes on Wednesday, August 9. Schedules will be available on Friday, August 11.

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Since its opening in 2016, Ladera Sports Center has become an increasingly popular venue for a wide range of athletic competitions, camps and classes, open gym and private training for basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, pickleball and more. The sports center is also home to the San Clemente Volleyball Club, an award-winning club for boys and girls ages 10 to 18; Prime Volleyball Club, the host of club teams, camps and clinics for boys and girls of all ages whose staff includes three coaches with USA Olympic Team coaching experience; and Team Nikos, a youth AAU club program with 16 teams ranging from 2nd to 12th grades.

About Ladera Sports Center

Founded in 2016, Ladera Sports Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing world-class indoor programs and events. The center contains eight basketball/volleyball courts, premium wood flooring, climate control, 28 LCD monitors including a video wall, live streaming cameras on each court, a noise attenuation system and the All-Star Café.  The facility also achieved LEED Certification by providing electric car charging stations, solar technology and high efficiency lighting.

About AAU

The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sports. During its early years, the AAU served as a leader in international sport representing the U.S. in the international sports federations. The AAU worked closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games. After the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, the AAU has focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level. The philosophy of "Sports for All, Forever," is shared by over 650,000 participants and over 100,000 volunteers.