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Round ball tournament formally announced

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - The Department of Community Affairs Parks & Recreation division has formally announced the first annual City Monroe Basketball Tournament at the Monroe Civic Center Arena December 13-15.

Tickets can be purchased at participating local schools and the Monroe Civic Center Box Office (Ticket price information at the bottom of this press release).

Participating Boys Teams will be Richwood, Carroll, Ouachita, Farmerville, Rayville, Lake Providence, and Hillcrest (Dallas, TX) high schools.

Participating Girls Teams will be Rayville, Lake Providence, Carroll, Farmerville, Bastrop, and Wilmer Hutchins (Dallas, TX) high schools.

For the past few years, the Harlem Globetrotters have visited the Civic Center Arena. However, that was only one game per year. Several years ago, the Monroe Civic Center was known for hosting various high school tournaments and college basketball games. Our city, parish, and region has a rich history and tradition for exciting championship quality high school and college basketball. That great family tradition is something our Community Affairs department wants to restore.

In addition to the civic center arena, earlier this year, Mayor Mayo and the City Council approved funding for the installation of new basketball floors in three of the city's community centers. The arena floor should be done within a few days, and those other Parks & Recreation division projects should be completed during the first half of 2013. These new floors will provide additional venues for local games; and, they will enhance the likelihood for us to be selected as a host city or region for future events. This is great for our local quality of life, tourism, and revenue!

TICKET PRICE INFORMATION
*Tickets can be purchased at participating schools NOW through Tuesday, December 11 for only $8. Each school gets to keep 50% of the tickets sold AT their school.

*Tickets can be purchased at the Monroe Civic Center Box Office at the following rates:
Kids ($5) and Adults ($8) Now through Wednesday, December 12
Kids ($5) and Adults ($10) Thursday, December 13 - Saturday, December 15
NOTE: Adults can purchase a special 3-day wristband for $24 (Civic Center Box Office)

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