The premier outdoor basketball tournament in Chautauqua County will return to the Jamestown area when the 20th annual Street JAM takes place Saturday, June 4.
This year’s event comes with a change in location. The 2016 Street JAM will be held in the rear parking lots of The Resource Center’s administrative office building, located at 200 Dunham Ave. in Jamestown.
“Over the past 19 years we have been successful operating our tournament in a wide variety of venues, from parking lots to pavement. After reviewing all of the outcomes from our previous tournaments, it has been decided to take our tourney on the road once again,” said Victoria Trass Bardo, the tournament director. “We will be able to showcase our beautiful building, grounds and, most importantly, our jumbo parking lots.”
In addition to the change in location, Street JAM will be a one-day tournament this year.
Organizers say that with a one-day tournament, teams will have shorter wait times between games. And conducting the entire tournament in one day will eliminate some of the conflicts that occur each year regarding other school-related events that take place the same weekend.
Street JAM is a three-on-three tournament in which players of similar age and ability compete against one other. Teams are assigned to a specific court based on the age and gender of the teams’ players. Each division will crown a champion.
The registration fee is $125 for each four-person team (three players on the court at one time, plus one substitute). To obtain a registration form, phone the Street JAM hoop line at 661-1477 or visit www.jamestownstreetjam.net.