The Grambling Sports Radio Network held its first 3-on-3 Tiger Madness Basketball Tournament, which they hope to make an annual event, last Saturday. Four teams signed up to play at the court in front of The Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center, also known as “The Cage.” Participants were competing to win a cash prize.
The network’s purpose in having the tournament was to raise money for the Network as well as the Relay for Life, by the American Cancer Society. The local sponsors for the tournament were: Wing Stop, Speedy Oil, Little Caesars and Community Trust Bank of Ruston.
“I feel that we do good being that it is our first time,” said Eric Cummings of Chicago.
“But we could use improvements.
“I am looking forward to more campus participation in the future,” the junior mass communication said.
Two people played in the 3-point shooting contest, while four contestants participated in the Hot-Shot Challenge, in which participants had to shoot from various places on the court, including half court, and the free throw line.
The Network also provided community service for The American Cancer Society on behalf of The Relay for Life Nation.
The network chose ACS as a sponsor due because, “The network has various individuals that have experienced cancer within their family and we decided to shed that light on the Grambling community,” said Travonda Favorite, a senior mass communication major from New Orleans.
Permanent sponsors are: Chase Bank, Little Caesars, Aramark, Wing Stop and Raising Canes.