Legislator Johnson and Councilmember Nowakowski Host “Nickel City 3-On-3” Summer Youth Basketball Tournament

Legislator Johnson with some of the players

Local athletes and their families gathered Saturday to participate in a 3-on-3 summer youth basketball tournament sponsored by Legislator Howard Johnson and Councilmember Mitch Nowakowski.

This tournament was the first of three to be held at Franczyk Park this summer, with the next taking place on July 23rd and August 13th. “I am proud to be a co-sponsor and host for this event. With everything going on in our community, our children need an outlet for their energy and somewhere they can have fun.”

Legislator Johnson said. “We had a great time today playing basketball with everyone. With 22 teams and over 200 people in attendance, a great time was had by all who attended. I hope the young people in this community will come out and participate in the tournament on July 23rd and August 13th.”

 “All too often, as we get lost in the busyness of each season and summer plans, we forget that kids need a place where they can just be kids, have fun, and create lasting bonds with the wider community. Given current events, I believe we must give our youth the tools they need to process the uncertainty around us.

This tournament will provide that outlet and allow teens a safe, healthy competition and outlet for physical fitness” said Councilmember Nowakowski.