On Saturday, September 22, the Bloomingdale boys basketball program will be hosting fundraiser event competitions at the school’s gym.

Events include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Three to six players are allowed on each team. Teams are guaranteed three games in a round-robin style tournament. The fee is $150 per team to enter. There will also be a Hot Shot Competition ($10 per participant entry) where contestants have 25 seconds to get as many points as they can, and a three-point shootout ($10 per participant entry). Winners of each competition will receive cash prizes. The more people that turn out, the bigger the pot will be. Participants must be 14 years or older to compete. Food will also be provided to the contestants.

“It will be a fun and competitive atmosphere,” said Bulls head coach, Shawn Vanzant. “Anybody who loves basketball and wants to compete, we will make it as fun as possible. This is a great way for us to raise money for our team.”

Check in will be at 7:45 with a 9 a.m. start time. The registration deadline will is Wednesday, September 19. Participants need to pay at check-in to be able to play. Cash or checks are payable to “Bloomingdale Booster Club.”

All proceeds will benefit the Bloomingdale boys basketball program. Donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible as well. The money will be used towards team meals, equipment needs, travel expenses, special events, player development opportunities program, summer camps, awards/recognition and numerous other areas.

“I grew up playing three-on-three hoops, and I want to bring that back to Tampa,” said Vanzant.

For more information, you can contact head coach Shawn Vanzant at shawn.Vanzant@SDHC.K12.FL.US. Here is the link to enter: https://t.co/fXDeodO01B.

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Nick Nahas has written for the Osprey Observer since 2016. He has lived in the Valrico area since 2002 and has his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida. He is dedicated to covering sports in Hillsborough County at every level.