(Cushing, Okla.) – On Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd, Cushing will be hosting the 5th and 6th grade girls post-season tournament at the CHS field house located at 1700 E. Walnut Cushing, OK. This tournament is brought to the town through the Tri-County Basketball League.
This league was established in 2009 to teach kids fundamentals and the love of the game. The league is made up of over 90 teams from the Prague, Meeker, Cushing, Stroud, Seminole, Holdenville, Okemah, and Peden areas, just to name a few. It is open to both girls and boys – 1st thru 6th grade.
The 2018-2019 season is Cushing’s inaugural year for traveling youth basketball. The gate admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. We encourage the community to come and support the Cushing Tiger girls that will be one of the teams competing in this tournament. Games will start at 9am on Saturday and the last game will be at 5:30pm on Sunday.
The league was brought to Cushing with the help of Constructive Communities Corporation with their mission to improve livability in rural Oklahoma. Constructive Communities Corp emphasis is helping other nonprofits through their nonprofit resource center and improving livability through place-making, bicycle trails, recreation, education, prosperity, sports, arts, cultural preservation, and community building. They have several current projects that they are working on and seeking funding for. Any local business that would be interested in sponsoring the future of these programs can contact Constructive Communities Corp at 918-509-0140.
To end the season the kids will be having a banquet on Monday March 4th from 6pm-8pm for the players and their families. While this will be a private event, the community is encouraged to congratulate the kids and coaches for not only playing a great season and showing exceptional sportsmanship, but also the hard work they had to go through to provide this program for the kids this year and many more to come.