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Rose Quarter event returns for its sixth year, welcomes players ages 5 and up

   The annual Rip City 3-on-3 basketball tournament is back for its sixth year, Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28 at the Rose Quarter.

Promoted as Portland's Premier Outdoor 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, it is open to players — both male and female — ages 5 and up.

The event will have competition in six divisions: the Lay-Ups, for ages 5-7 on an 8-foot basket; Junior Youth, 8-9; Senior Youth, 10-12; Teen, 13-19; Adult, 20-39; Adult, 40 and older; men's and women's Elite, 18 and up; Wheelchair; and Special Olympics.

"Rip City 3-on-3 is more than just a basketball tournament — it is a way to get to know our surrounding community and get people active," says Todd Bosma, Trail Blazers director of game operations. "We're proud to partner with the Trail Blazers Foundation, whose mission it is to improve the lives of underserved youth where they live, learn and play. We hope this year's tournament paves the way to positively impact more local children and families."

Rip City 3-on-3

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Youth, teen and adult divisions will be segmented by tournament organizers into smaller pools and brackets based on skill, size, playing experience and gender, and mixed gender teams may be grouped into coed brackets if enough teams sign up.

Teams of three or four players will begin the tournament with at least three pool play games, with some teams advancing to single-elimination playoff brackets.

Players may participate in other related competitions — the 3-Point Shootout, the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, the Toyota Youth Skills Challenge and the Nike Youth Basketball Clinic.

"We look forward to this tournament every year, and it keeps getting bigger and bigger," says Willen Sin, manager of game operations and events for the Blazers. "We're excited to bring back so many opportunities, like the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout, to showcase the community's talent. For newer players, we hope the Toyota Youth Skills Challenge and Nike Youth Basketball Clinic will spark the love for basketball that we already have."

This year's event will have additional food trucks, new vendors and more qualification slots for those interested in the 3-Point Shootout and Youth Skills Challenge.

Various Blazers coaches, players and alumni have attended in previous years and are expected to do so this summer.

Cost is $120 to $184 per team through June 30, shifting to $128 to $200 after July 1.

The Wheelchair and Special Olympics divisions are free.

The registration deadline is July 14.

Teams may register by clicking here and will save $20 by using the promo code RIPCITY.

Included with each registration is a 2019 Blazers preseason game ticket. Instructions on how to redeem the ticket will be at

More information is available at

Pamplin Media Group is a sponsor of the 2019 Rip City 3-on-3 tournament.

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