2nd Annual Shooting Touch Shootout Holiday Tourney Announced

by December 21, 2012

From our friends at Reebok:

BOSTON — The 2nd Annual “Shooting Touch Shootout” basketball tournament presented by Powerade® will take place on December 27th-28thth at the Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. Inspired by the legendary “Boston Shootout”, the holiday tournament will feature elite high school teams from across the country

Among the most intriguing matchups locally is perennial Massachusetts state champion Central Catholic going up against Jersey City, N.J. powerhouse, the St. Anthony Friars. With legendary Naismith Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley leading a team that has the nation’s longest winning streak; the Friars set the competition bar very high. The other Massachusetts teams of Mansfield, New Mission, Brighton will face other teams including Christ the King(#1 team in NYC), Wings Academy(#3 team in NYC), Iolani(HI), Amittyvile(NY).

“We wanted to bring the Boston Shootout back to our city and provide 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 was a huge success last year and will be here for years to come.”

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:
Thursday 12/27:
1pm – Mansfield(MA) vs. Amittyville(NY)
3pm – Iolani(HI) vs. Wings Academy(NY)
5pm – St. Anthony’s(NJ) vs Brighton(MA)
7pm – New Mission(MA) vs Christ the King(NY)

Friday 12/28:
1pm – Amittyville(NY) vs. Christ the King(NY)
3pm – Christ the King(NY) vs Iolani(HI)
5pm – New Mission(MA) vs. Mansfield(MA)
7pm – St. Anthony’s(NJ) vs. Central Catholic(MA)

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 [email protected] or visit www.shootingtouch.com