A field of 200 teams competed in the Slick Watts Classic 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament in The Outlet Collection’s north parking lot last weekend.
Watts, a former Sonic, established the nonprofit foundation, which leverages sports for the enrichment of youth. Its programs help develop leadership skills, academic prowess and youth of high integrity.
MENTOR Washington, formerly Mentoring Works Washington, is a public-private partnership founded in 2004 as a source of support for the hundreds of mentoring organizations throughout the state. Its mission is to promote, support and expand quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success.
The tournament, which began with chamber partner Emerald Downs, is now five years running.
Divisions range from second grade to adult, including an elite division and a celebrity game. Each winner for the various levels is recognized with prizes and awards.
The elite winning team last weekend took home the “Jim Marsh Elite Division” trophy.
For results, see slickwattsclassic.com.