Dirk and Colt Ross basketball tournament set for April


    The 18th annual Dirk and Colt Ross Memorial Basketball tournament is on the horizon, with this year’s tournament taking place April 18-20.

    Proceeds from the tournament go to a scholarship fund to benefit Pagosa Springs youth.

    In addition to the tournament, officiated by referees from the Four Corners area, the event will again include a special memorial presentation on April 19.

    The double-elimination tournament, which is expected to feature college-level competition, is split into three divisions — open, six feet and under, and 35 and over.

    Entry is $250 per team, with a 10-player maximum for each team.

    Entries are taken on a first-come, first-served basis with a deposit, and up to 30 teams may enter. Entries close on April 1.

    Prizes will be awarded for first through fourth place teams, tournament MVP, slam dunk contest, three-point shootout, and door prizes.

    Volunteers are needed for the tournament.

    Those interested in volunteering with concessions and admissions should contact Loretta Ross at 264-5266.

    Competitors, as well as those interested in helping with books and score keeping, and working as referees, should contact Troy Ross at 264-5265 or 946-5265, at troy@rossbasketballtournament.com, or by fax at 264-2123.

    Admission to the tournament is $3 for adults, $2 for students, and is free for those 8 and under.

    More on the tournament can be found at www.rossbasketballtournament.com.