During COVID-19 sports and other outdoor activities became a safer way for friends to get together and have some fun. In 2021, pick-up basketball games were very popular, and LATLC decided to turn that “fun” into a “fun-raiser.”
The first 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament was held on July 24, 2021 at the El Segundo Recreation Park. Participation was beyond all expectations! The title sponsorships and planned 16 teams sold out in less than a week. We kept adding activities including a picnic area and crafts for kids, plus a DJ and MC. Congratulations to Javanmardi | Holmquist for taking home the trophy!
In total, LATLC raised $50,000 for the following Great Tryke Giveaway to be held on June 4, 2022.
On April 9, 2022, the Second Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament returned to El Segundo, but was bigger and better! LATLC added an NBA-style 3-point basket contest, with 10 men and 10 women each competing, then those winners will match up in a “battle of the sexes.” There was a full Family Carnival with a bounce house and more games. Thanks to the sponsors, teams, players, and volunteers, LATLC raised over $80,000 toward adaptive tricycles for children with special needs. Arash Law added their name to the Trophy!
In 2023, LATLC moved the tournament to the incredible SPORTS ACADEMY in Thousand Oaks. Lucky for us everything was indoors, as the tournament was held in the middle of the biggest storms in California! In addition to the tournament, we included a Family Carnival, pickleball, taco lunch, fruit cart, and ice cream sundaes. There was also a Half-Court Contest. Congratuations to Tissot Titans for taking home the tournament trophy. The best news: LATLC raised nearly $120,000 toward the purchase of adaptive tricycles through 2024! Thank you AGAIN to VERDICT VIDEOS for capturing the excitement of the day!