Battle On The Blacktop This Weekend in Chillicothe

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The 3rd Annual Battle On The Blacktop (5 on 5) Basketball Tournament will be in the Chillicothe's Yoctangee Park, this weekend.

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The games for the Adult Division will be played on the courts next to the Pump House Center for The Arts and tennis courts.

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Action gets underway this Friday from 10am to 5pm on June 28th, 29th and the championship games will start at 1pm on Sunday the 30th. There will also be a Slam Dunk Contest.

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This is also the first year they will also have a (3 on 3) tournament with Hornets Basketball Club CEO Chris Beard and staff helping the K thru 12th grade. These games will be on the new courts next to the baseball diamonds at “Bolmer Field".

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H&N will be the food vendor, and music will be provided by local DJ Dokes and Hazel Tanner.

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The basketball tournament is held each year to provide scholarships for high school seniors. Last year, they gave two scholarships of $1,000 to Jasmine Roper and Aracely Lopez.

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The cost to play in the tournament is $125 per team and you can register at www.ohiohornetsbasketball.com

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Donations for the scholarship fund can also be sent to Jemar Harris at the Undisputed Barbership, located at 131 West Main Street in Chillicothe. Checks should be made payable to "The Men and Women of Purpose".

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