On Saturday, March 16, the City of Everett hosted the 2nd Annual Mayor Carlo DeMaria March Madness Basketball Tournament. The one- day event featured 25 teams and 100 players.
Mayor DeMaria stated, “Youth gain health benefits from participation in physical activity. That is why we organized this tournament and will continue to offer similar events. We want to offer year- round sports and fun for kids of all ages and skill levels to help gain confidence, build relationships, and understand sportsmanship and teamwork.”
The 3 on 3-style tournament attracted some of the best middle and high school players in the City of Everett. The tournament was open to the public and included a double elimination format, a three-point contest, and a dunk contest.
The tournament consisted of two different tiers. Tier 1 was made up of 5th- 8th grade players and tier 2 was made up of 9th- 12th grade players. Looking to the future, the Mayor wants to provide similar activities to support young people through to adulthood.