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Basketball Tournament Attracts Crowd To Downtown New Bedford

TSM – Mayor Mitchell lines up shot during Celebrity Game at Greater New Bedford Summer Basketball Classic

The Greater New Bedford Summer Basketball Classic brought some life to Downtown New Bedford on Saturday. 

The Classic is the brain-child of Eric Britto, a basketball referee and co-founder of Truebounce, Inc. of New Bedford.  Two lined courts with Truebounce equipment were set up on Pleasant Street. 

The day-long, three on three tournament on featured a celebrity game involving Mayor Jon Mitchell and Police and Firefighters.  Mitchell says the event is perfect for New Bedford…

 

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Jean Bennett lives in the Downtown, and gave a “thumbs up” to Saturday’s event……

    

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More than a dozen youth and adult teams took part in the tournament, with proceeds to be distributed to non profit agencies like the Boys and Girls Club and Dennison Memorial.

TSM – Rebounding action during Girls game at Summer Basketball Classic

 

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