Basketball tournament

by Chris Hansen, Fulton

Last year, I wrote snarky letter requesting that the Fulton War Memorial somehow find a weekend for the Fulton girls travel basketball teams to host a home tournament.

Well, I am extremely pleased to announce that our tournament is this weekend (March 7-9) and we are all ready to play!

There are two teams of 7/8 grade girls and a 5/6 grade team.  Play started Friday night at the Fulton Junior High and the War Memorial. It continues all day Saturday at the War Memorial from 8:20 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

All students are free; there is an admission fee for everyone else. Please come support our girls and cheer them on to victory!

Two of our eighth-grade girls already play on the varsity and JV teams and without the travel program, we might not be as strong an organization.  Our head coach, Dan Gilmore, has spent the last few years working with these girls and making them a true team.

Our other coaches, Al Smith and Jason Waloven, have kept the program growing and together we have really developed into an exciting future for Fulton girls basketball.

Finally to all the parents of our travel players, thank you for being there for your girls.  Getting a date for the tournament is the start, but it’s the parents and other volunteers that will make this a success.

The hours we spend taking our kids to practices, games and volunteering are the building blocks we give our kids on how to be good and caring citizens in the future. Keep up the good work.

See you all in the gym!

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