Horizons Savannah Announces Fourth Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops to be Held March 3

Horizons Savannah Announces Fourth Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops to be Held March 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Savannah Country Day School, located at 824 Stillwood Dr. Honorary tournament chair and basketball celebrity Larry “Gator” Rivers, former Harlem Globetrotter, will be on hand sharing coaching tips and motivation for all players.

Named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014, this tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls grades fifth through adults. Teams of up to five players may register to play. The tournament will be “three vs three” play with refereed games. Teams are guaranteed three games each and will play in age and affinity divisions.

At the halftime break at noon, the Savannah Championship Free Throw Contest will be held for players of all ages to compete to sink the highest number of free throws. The contest is free to enter, but players must register in advance.

For registration, a youth team, which includes 5th through 12th graders, are $50; teams with 18 year-olds to 30-year-olds are $75, and if the team is over 30 years old, the registration is $100. Hoops for Horizons is sponsored by Savannah Sport & Social, providing tournament registration and management.

For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org or call 912-961-8854. All proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah.

Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School serves over 200 low-income students each summer. Horizons is a transformative experience for youth in Kindergarten through the 12th grade focused on helping low-income students close the achievement gap through academic support and confidence building. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or cedwards@savcds.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page.

Christy Edwards
Executive Director