Spokesman

A growing youth basketball league looks to raise money for the upcoming season with a cornhole tournament.

The tournament raised $2,500 in its first year, with all proceeds going toward the Energy Youth Basketball Club.

“We’re hoping to double that this year,” said Dusty Porter, the league’s president and a former Redmond High boys basketball coach.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Sam Johnson Park, 333 SW 15th Street. It features divisions for kids (with a $25 entry fee per team) and adult amateur and elite players ($50 entry fee). Cash prizes are awarded for the top three teams, reaching up to $400 for first-place in the elite group.

As of Aug. 12, 33 teams had per-registered, which is more than the 28 total teams last season, Porter said.

Beer, wine and alcoholic cider will be sold and food trucks will be on site.

Energy Basketball was created last year to better develop players for the boys and girls basketball teams at Redmond and Ridgeview. The leagues had a total of 430 players across several divisions.

Register for the tournament or for the upcoming season at energyhoopclub.com.

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