Sports

RCMP hosting 3-on-3 hoops

By Don Fennell

Published 3:22 PDT, Wed May 15, 2019

Last Updated: 4:02 PDT, Tue July 2, 2019

Back in 2004, Jet Sunner had a vision to reach youth through sports and education.

Back in 2004, Jet Sunner had a vision to reach youth through sports and education.

Now as staff sergeant with the Richmond RCMP, he’s building on the legacy he created more than a decade ago.

In partnership with ICBC, Richmond RCMP will be hosting a three-on-three basketball tournament at the India Cultural Centre on Sunday, June 16.

This free, one-day tournament is open to high school students from grades 8 through 11, but participants must form their team of three to five players by May 20. And the teams must be registered by sending an email to jet.sunner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. All player names and phone numbers, as well as the division teams wish to play in, along with the team name, must be included in the submission. Co-ed (boys and girls) teams are permitted, but must compete in a boys’ division.

The divisions in the Richmond RCMP-ICBC Drive Smart 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament are as follows:

• Division 1—Boys Grades 10 and 11

• Division 2—Boys Grades 8 and 9

• Girls Division—Grades 8 to 10

The tournament is based on the successful, annual Team Izzat classic. Izzat (which in Punjabi and Hindi means honour and respect) is a group of police officers and college students who volunteer during their time off to connect with youth. Between 80 and 100 youth have participated in each of the past 15 years. Every player will receive a free t-shirt and pizza, with medals awareded to the winning teams.

The India Cultural Centre is located at 8600 No. 5 Rd.

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