The Delta Police Department is hosting its annual basketball tournament at North Delta Secondary this weekend.
Now in its fourth year, the three-on-three tourney for boys is expected to attract upwards of 100 students in grades 8 to 12 from across the Lower Mainland.
"We started this tournament as a way for us to connect positively with the youth in Delta and it just took off from there," said A/Sgt. Sukh Sidhu, one of the tournament's organizers. "Now our teams come from schools all over the Lower Mainland to play in the two divisions."
Last year's winners, a Grade 11 team from Surrey's Tamanawis Secondary, will be back to defend their title on Saturday. Teams battle it out all day long for the chance to win the all-important bragging rights, trophies and a $50 Future Shop gift certificate for each winning team member.
There are also many other prizes that will be given out during the day within the two divisions: Senior (grades 11 and 12) and Junior (grades 8 to 10).
Over 20 volunteers will be making sure the event runs smoothly. The tourney is sponsored by the Delta Police Department, North Delta Secondary, Delta school district, Delta Parks and Recreation, and Virsa.