April 12, 2006 -
The annual Rainbow-Catholic Co-Ed Elementary Basketball Tournament is celebrating |
its tenth anniversary. This year the event will run from April 18 to April 22,
2006. The Rainbow-Catholic Co-Ed Elementary Basketball Tournament is jointly sponsored
by the Rainbow District School Board and the Sudbury Catholic District School
Board. The organizing committee believes that through extracurricular activities,
such as sporting events, students learn to become active participants in their
community. The format for all games will be 4-on-4 (two boys and two girls). The
purpose of the tournament is to encourage equitable participation and fair play
of both boys and girls in sporting events.
The qualifying games will be played in five locations throughout the city -
Confederation Secondary School, Ecole secondaire Hanmer, Lockerby Composite
School, Northeastern Elementary School, and St. Charles College. The tournament
includes close to 30 teams at the Grade 5-6 level and the 7-8 level. The action
will begin on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at
4:00 p.m. in all five locations.
One of the highlights of the ten-year anniversary tournament will be the alumni
game scheduled for Friday April 21, 2006 (4:00 p.m.) at Northeastern Elementary
School. Male and female athletes that have previously participated in this tournament
will come back to relive their glory days and compete for bragging rights.
Please visit the tournament website for scheduled games and sites www.rainbow-catholic-coed-basketball.org.
A special banquet will take place after the alumni game with special speaker
Cassandra Carpenter from the Lady Vees addressing the young players. Mayor Courtemanche
will also be present to address the budding Sudbury athletes at the banquet
scheduled for April 21, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Northeastern elementary School
cafeteria, 45 Spruce Street, Garson.
Tournament finals and an Xcalibre Shootout will be held at Confederation Secondary
School on Saturday April 22, 2006 starting at 1:00 p.m.
For more information on the Rainbow-Catholic Co-Ed Elementary Basketball Tournament
Northeastern Elementary School
Tel: (705) 693-2110
St. Charles College
Tel: (705) 566-9605