Volunteers needed for Ross tournament

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    By Troy Ross
    Special to The SUN

    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.