Street JAM Basketball Tournament Canceled

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Organizers of the Street JAM three-on-three basketball tournament have canceled the event because of a low number of teams registered.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the Street JAM basketball tournament,” said Victoria Trass Bardo, the tournament director. “The number of teams that signed up to play does not generate the high level of competition within each age bracket that we have had in years past.”

Street JAM was scheduled to take place June 4. This would have been the 20th annual year of the tournament, which is organized by Filling the Gap, Inc. Organizers were disappointed that this tournament will not take place.

“This decision was very difficult; however, there has been declining team participation in recent years, a trend that we have been mindful of over the past few years.” said Bardo, who has been the tournament director since the first event was held in 1997.

Bardo expressed her gratitude to everyone who has played a role in the tournament’s success over the years.

“We thank wholeheartedly our ever-so-loyal sponsors, players and spectators that participated over the last 19 years,” she said. “We could not have brought this tournament to our community without the tireless efforts of the staff and volunteers of the planning committee. Our deepest thanks go to all the community volunteers that have made this tournament a success in the past.”

For those who registered to play in the 2016 Street JAM, organizers said they will be refunding all team fees via check within two weeks. Should you need another manner of receiving your refund, please contact Victoria Trass Bardo at (716) 661-1477.