Registration for annual Casper Youth Basketball Tournament now open

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Registration for the 29th Annual Casper Youth Basketball Tournament is now open, according to a Casper Parks and Recreation release.

The annual tournament is organized by the City of Casper Recreation Division along with the Community Recreation Foundation and the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The tournament runs on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, and consists of competitions for boys and girls in grades 4 through 8.

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Registration deadline for teams is Feb. 28. The $160 fee includes a 3-game guarantee, a free throw competition on Friday, march 15, and a pool party on Saturday night at the Family Aquatic Center.

According to the release, the tournament usually consists of 130 or more teams from Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah and Colorado. Proceeds from the event benefit the Community Recreation Foundation, which according to the release “provides scholarships for youth and seniors and free special events in the Casper area.”

The Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center is the 29th Annual Casper Youth Basketball Tournament host hotel and will offer special rates for teams and family. The hotel’s reservation number is 307-266-6000.  For Casper area information and lodging go to www.casperwyoming.info or call 1-800-852-1889.

For questions or additional tournament information, call the Casper Recreation Division at 307-235-8383 or visit the official tournament website at www.crlasports.com.