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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Federation hosts its first 3×3 Fundraising Competition under the new 2023-2027 executive on Saturday.

The competition will be held at the New Montrose Basketball Facility with eight registered teams playing in accordance with the latest rules from the International Basketball Federation, beginning at 4 p.m.

The newly elected SVGBF President, Suzette Jackson, and 3×3 Coordinator, Wayne Williams spoke of the importance of 3×3 games for the development of basketball in the country.

Jackson and the members of the SVGBF said it as their aim to bring basketball to popularity and relevance as one of the top sports in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Plans include 3×3 competitions, 5×5 tournaments, workshops and technical development.

The competition will begin with qualifying games: Heat Seekers vs South Rivers, Mavrix vs Playaz, Sandy Bay vs Blue Chip, and TMAC vs Union Island — results from the draw held last Saturday.

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Successful teams in the one-day competition will advance to the semi-finals.

As part of this fundraising effort, an entry fee of $5 for adults and $3 for children will be charged and food and drinks will be on sale.

All proceeds will go towards the ongoing development of basketball within St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Music will be privided by DJ Kano.