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Shooting Touch Shootout to Take Place on December 28-29


Our friends from Shooting Touch have sent us the following press release about their upcoming high school basketball tournament:

BOSTON — The inaugural “Shooting Touch Shootout” basketball tournament presented by Powerade® will take place on December 28-29th at the Kroc Center (650 Dudley Street, Boston). Inspired by the legendary “Boston Shootout”, the holiday tournament will feature eight high school teams from the four major northeast cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Jersey City.

Among the most intriguing matchups locally is defending MIAA Division 2 state champion New Mission going up against Jersey City, N.J. powerhouse and defending national champions, The St. Anthony Friars. With legendary Naismith Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley leading his team – a top 10 team in the country, the Friars set the competition bar very high. The other teams of Archbishop Carroll, Hudson Catholic, Bishop Loughlin, Bishop Loughlin, Amityville and Roman Catholic High School will join the fight and compete to win the coveted championship for their hometown.

“We wanted to bring back a city pride type of tournament and display one of America’s most prominent showcases for high school basketball,” said Justin Kittredge, Tournament Director and President of Shooting Touch, Inc.”The Shooting Touch Shootout will be a yearly tradition, it is here to stay.”

All tournament proceeds go back towards The Shooting Touch Sabbatical Program – referred to as “The Basketball Peace Corps”, this program grants graduating college seniors the opportunity to travel the world and partake in a 10-month international work program using the platform of basketball to help foster education and influence positive social change in third world communities.

Tournament Schedule:

Wednesday, December 28th

  • Archbishop Carroll (PA) vs. Hudson Catholic( NJ)           12:00pm
  • Bishop Loughlin( NY) vs. East Boston (MA)                        2:00pm
  • Amityville (NY) vs. Roman Catholic (PA)                         4:00pm
  • St.Anthony (NJ) vs. New Mission (MA)                                      6:30pm

Thursday, December 29th

  • Loser of NY/MA vs. Loser of PA/NJ                                    12:30pm
  • Winner of NY/MA vs. Winner of PA/NJ                                      2:30pm
  • Loser of NJ/MA vs. Loser of NY/PA                                      4:30pm
  • Winner of NJ/MA vs. Winner of NY/PA                                      6:30pm

Hall of Fame, 4 time National Champion Coach, Bob Hurley is leading an invaluable coach’s clinic along with his strength and conditioning coach, Omar Jones, on Thursday, December 29th at 10:00am.

ABOUT SHOOTING TOUCH:

Shooting Touch, Inc., founded in 2007 by Justin Kittredge, is a Boston based company that uses the sport of basketball to positively impact the lives of children both on and off the court. With four prominent programs under the company’s parent umbrella, Shooting Touch, Inc. is quickly becoming one of the most influential basketball brands around the world. Boards of Directors include Kenny Atkinson, Dee Brown, Wayne Embry, Fran Fraschilla, Danilo Gallinari, Coach Bob Hurley, Bobby Hurley Jr., Jackie MacMullen, Pete Philo, Sam Presti, Jay Triano and Jason Terry.

For more information or to partner with Shooting Touch, Inc., please contact lkittredge@shootingtouch.com or visit www.shootingtouch.com.

You can also take part in the Coach Hurley Coaches Clinic on Decembet 29th from 10am-noon.  also at the Kroc Center. Any Coach or parent that signs up and pays to attend this Coaches Clinic will be allowed to bring their son, daughter or player for free. It is $75, which includes admission to the clinic, lunch and a ticket to all the games on the 29th only. The clinic will also be at the Kroc Center.

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