New Location a Success for 27th Jack in the Box “Hoops at the Beach”

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SAN DIEGO – The 27th annual Jack in the Box “Hoops at the Beach” was a tremendous success in its new location at Bonita Cove Park, May 17-18. Participants and fans enjoyed a chamber of commerce-type day on Mission Bay as courts were packed with players of all ages and talent levels. Twenty divisions hosted elite level competition, masters and co-ed, all the way down to third and fourth grade boys and girls. In the top division (Elite), Hellfish was a first time champion on Center Court and earned the title of “San Diego County Champions.”

The San Diego County Kia Retailers Slam Dunk Contest brought fans to their feet as the winner, Armando Diaz, threw down several spectacular dunks. San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd served on the judging panel and emphatically supported Diaz’s efforts.

There was plenty of action on the contest courts as well. James Pauley was a double winner, capturing the adult divisions of the San Diego Chargers 3-Point Shootout and the H-O-R-S-E contests. Manny Lopez edged him out in the Free Throw Challenge. For the juniors, Ryan Luo won both the Chargers 3-Point Shootout and the H-O-R-S-E contest. Chance Thomas was the winner in the Free Throw Challenge.

There was a healthy military presence as Wells Fargo graciously underwrote 30 active duty military teams.

This event serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit National University Holiday Bowl, 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.

The 2014 National University Holiday Bowl kicks off Saturday, Dec. 27 at 5:00 p.m. PT at Qualcomm Stadium.

Sponsors of the Jack in the Box “Hoops at the Beach” 3-on-3 Tournament include the San Diego Chargers, San Diego County Kia Retailers, Wells Fargo, Z90.3, Magic 92.5, NBC San Diego, San Diego City Beat, Navy Dispatch and San Diego Family Magazine.

Men’s Elite – Hellfish
Recreation – We Rize
Men’s Masters – TSD Elite
Senior/Super Masters – Riverside Knights
Men’s Open – SM Glory Days
Men’s 6’3″ Under (A) – JIT Rim Grazers
Men’s 6’3″ Under (B) – Getting Buckets
Men’s 6’3″ Under (C) – Let’s Get It
Men’s 6′ Under (A) – Win or Lose, We Drinking
Men’s 6′ Under (B) – Ultimate Warriors
Men’s 6′ Under (C) – Those Guys
Women’s Open – Misfits
Girls 11th/12th – SD Boltz#2
Girls 7th/8th – SD Waves
Boys 9th/10th – BSK

Boys 7th/8th (A) – SD Black Mambas
Boys 7th/8th (B) – East County Hoops
Boys 5th/6th – Socks and Flip Flops
Boys 3rd/4th (A) – Fab 4
Boys 3rd/4th (B) – SD Splash

San Diego Chargers 3-Point Shootout
Adult Winner – James Pauley
Junior Winner – Ryan Luo

Free Throw Challenge
Adult Winner – Manny Lopez
Junior Winner – Chance Thomas

Adult Winner – James Pauley
Junior Winner – Ryan Luo