Linden, Colts, Ravens and Eagles to match-up at Rawle Toney 3×3 launch
Competitive basketball will make a return to Georgetown for the first time since 2019 on Friday December 10, when the Rawle Toney 3×3 Classic will be launched at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The February 19-20, 2022, tournament will be launched with a four-way 3×3 event featuring Ravens, Colts, Eagles and Linden, which event organiser Rawle Toney explains is to showcase what the game’s shortest format is about.
According to Toney, the launching of his marquee 3×3 tournament, which gets on the way from 18:00h, is to give sponsors, potential sponsors and the public a glimpse of what is in store next February.
“Everything about the tournament next year will be different, so the idea behind the launch is to create a similar atmosphere at the Cliff Anderson Hall,” Toney said.
He added, “3×3 basketball is where entertainment and sports collide; on Friday, fans will see some of Guyana’s top talents also performing some of their most popular tracks.”
With strict COVID-19 regulations in place, Friday’s event will be streamed live via Facebook and other popular social media platforms, catering for those who might not be able to make it, or have reservations of attending a live sport event.
“We haven’t had basketball being played at the club level since 2019. This is to also give those players a chance to get back into the habit of playing with officials and doing so at an event and with trophies and cash prizes at stakes,” Toney said.
Meanwhile, Toney said since the announcement of the tournament, inquiries came pouring in from several teams in the Caribbean and North America.
“Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname are very, very interested, while teams from Canada and the US would’ve also reached out to gather more details, inquire about hotels and so forth,” Toney revealed.
Several other major announcements will be made soon, including which local star will be performing on Friday, as well as unveiling the tournament’s official uniform supplier.