SAN DIEGO – The Jack in the Box® “Hoops at the Beach” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (#HoopsAtTheBeach) – the largest of its kind in San Diego – returns to Bonita Cove Park in Mission Bay on May 2-3. The 28th annual event attracts teams from all over San Diego, and serves as a fundraiser for the nonprofit San Diego Bowl Game Association.
Event organizers also announced that San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd will serve as a celebrity judge for the San Diego County Kia Retailers Slam Dunk Contest. Floyd will be on site for the competition, free to all participants, on Center Court at noon on Saturday, May 2nd.
Registration is currently open for the 3-on-3 tournament and the early bird deadline is today, April 24th at 5:00 p.m. Prices will increase by $15 per team after that point. The final entry deadline is Friday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m.
Competition is open to all ages and skill levels. A team entry fee includes at least two games in double elimination or round-robin play. There are 12 divisions for boys and men, six divisions for girls and women, a co-ed division and a wheelchair division. There are age divisions for both genders ranging from 3rd to 12th grade. Men can compete in the Elite, 6’0 & under, 6’3 & under, Men’s Open, Masters (30 & over), Super Masters (40 & over), and Senior Masters (50 & over) divisions. Women can also compete in the Women’s Open division. Kids divisions 3rd through 8th grade will play Sunday only.
A limited number of complimentary entries are available for military personnel, courtesy of Wells Fargo.
In addition to 3-on-3 tournament action and the San Diego County Kia Retailers Slam Dunk Contest, fans can participate in the San Diego Chargers 3-Point Shootout and the UTC Aerospace Systems Free Throw Challenge over both days.
Food trucks will be on site throughout the weekend, including SuperQ, InSlider, Fresh Fit & Beyond, and New Orleans food trucks.
Sponsors include the San Diego Chargers, San Diego County Kia Retailers, Wells Fargo, UTC Aerospace Systems, Z90.3, Magic 92.5, NBC San Diego, San Diego City Beat, San Diego Family Magazine and San Diego Navy Disptach.
This event serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit San Diego Bowl Game Association, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by producing the nation’s most exciting college football bowl game and festival of events.
For information and entries, visit www.SanDiegoBowlGames.com or call (619) 283-5808.