The Nothing-But-Net Basketball Tournament saw hundreds gather at Wait Park for a day of basketball euphoria.
The 15th annual Nothing-But-Net Basketball Tournament saw 116 teams attempt to dribble, pass and shoot their way to a division championship Saturday at Wait Park.
Though guts and grit resonated from each contest, Tournament Coordinator Vicki Pounds said the main purposes of the tournament were to illicit enjoyment and raise money for the Canby Rotary Foundation.
Its great for the kids. Theyre so excited. They get t-shirts made for their teams. Its quite the deal, Pounds said.
Once the Canby Rotary brings in money from the tournament, they try to bounce it back to the Canby community.
Several years ago they gave over $100,000 worth of books to Lee Elementary out of the foundation. The bulk of the money is given for college scholarships. We do these fundraisers and try to figure out how to give back to the community, Pounds said.
Though the tournament was still six months away, Pounds and her compatriots began planning the event in January.
I started planning in January to get sponsors collected. Registration fees dont cover the cost so its up to the sponsors to embrace the tournament, Pounds said.
And all their hard work paid off as the tournament drew in over 30 sponsors.
In total, 60 organizers helped with event preparations.
Everybody does a little bit of something. People will organize sponsor recognition or clean up the banners or maintain equipment, Pounds said.
Plus, the event allowed Canby Rotary staff to come closer together.
Its a great way for us to get to know each other. Theres a lot of camaraderie that comes out of this stuff, Pounds said.
During the middle of the day, the park was packed with family, friends, cops, firefighters, teachers, students, etc.
In only a little less than a year, Wait Park will be bustling once more.
Division Team Name Hometown
1st Place Mini Cougs Canby, Aurora
2nd Place Dangerous Divas Salem, Keizer
1st Place i9 Sports West Linn
2nd Place Lil Ballerz Portland, Damascus
Female 10-11 One
1st Place Butler Wildcats Wilsonville, West Linn, Corvallis
2nd Place FLAMES- Bailey Vancouver, Portland
Female 10-11 Two
1st Place 068 Elite West Linn
2nd Place Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill, Dexter
Male 10-11 One
1st Place Team Fly Tigard, Tualatin
2nd Place Wild Hare Canby, Woodburn
Male 10-11 Two
1st Place Super Swoosh Canby
2nd Place Future Varsity Salem
1st Place Club Fit Canby
2nd Place Eugene Fire Eugene
Male 12-13 One
1st Place D1 Dreams Washougal, Vancouver, Camas
2nd Place Toxic 3 Silverton, Scotts Mill
Male 12-13 Two
1st Place West Linn Elite West Linn, Tualatin
2nd Place The Mambas Jefferson
Male 12-13 Three
1st Place Superhero Vancouver, Camas
2nd Place NMBallerz Aurora, Hubbard
1st Place LC Wildcats LaCenter, Wash.
2nd Place H.A.C.K. is Back Canby, Oregon City
1st Place Buckets Inc. Canby
2nd Place Vicious and Delicious Canby, Aurora
1st Place DOMANator Woodburn
2nd Place NM Huskies Hubbard, Aurora, Gervais
1st Place 3 on 3 Kings Wilsonville, Tualatin
2nd Place Free Agents Canby