Local memorial scholarship basketball tournament taking team registrations

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Chris Storey was a local official and referee who passed away in 2016.

The third annual Christopher Sean Storey Memorial Scholarship Basketball Tournament is Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Mack Gaston Community Center.

The tournament will be 5-on-5 adult men, ages 16 and up, with a double-elimination format. Entry fee is $125 per team, with a minimum of five players per team. There is no additional cost for extra players and games begin at 8 a.m. on the day of the tournament.

The memorial scholarship in Storey's name has been awarded for three years, including this year's recipient is AJ Kent, a recent graduate of Christian Heritage School. The first recipient was Bria Clemons from Northwest Whitfield, and last year's recipient was Jarrod Wright from Southeast Whitfield.

If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund, donations are to be made out to the Chris Storey Memorial at the Whitfield Community Foundation.

Interested participants for the tournament are asked to contact Caleb Storey at (762) 231-7074 or Lexi Storey Brown at (706) 934-6961. More details will be given after it is determined how many teams enter the tournament.

A trophy and T-shirts will be given to the tournament winner.

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