Community notebook: Hoops on the River cancelled



The Hoops of the River 3-on-3 basketball tournament that has been held in downtown Vancouver for 11 summers has been cancelled.

Organizers said available resources for the popular summer event became an issue.

“As with any large community event, though, resources became integral to Hoops on the River’s success; particularly volunteer hours,” said the One Team Kids Foundation in a press release. “Many OTKF Board Members dedicated hundreds or thousands of hours making sure the event was a success year-to-year, but transition in the tournament’s leadership team has been a constant challenge.”

The event began in 2005 and continued through 2016 with the exception of 2013.

OTKF president Eric Anderson said in the press release that unless another organization acquires the right to Hoops on the River, “it has closed for good.”

“Hoops on the River was such a phenomenal event,” Anderson said. “We are so pleased at the thousands of volunteer hours our team invested into it, and what the event grew to become.”

There are still other 3 on 3 basketball events scheduled for the area this summer including the Rip City 3 on 3 Tournament at the Rose Quarter on July 29-30, and the Oregon National Guard Hoopla in Salem, Ore., on Aug. 5-6.

James, Borealis win Blooms to Brews

Kyle James won the Blooms to Brews marathon on Sunday in Woodland.

The 25-year-old finished in 2 hours, 41 minutes, 25.67 seconds. Tony Daguanno, 39, finished second in 2:41:30.

The top women’s finisher was Pamela Borealis, 34, in 2:59:08.

There were 170 runners who completed the marathon.

Christopher Funch, 28, won the half marathon in 1:15:44.2, and Julia Montag, 28, was second overall in 1:25:12.

Joseph Dudman was the winner of the 10K race in 38:31.57, and Carolyn Gilchriese was second in 39:51.85.

Upcoming runs

On the Clark County Running Club calendar this month include:

• The Lacamas Lake 5-mile run, 10 a.m. on Saturday.

• The Vancouver Lake 3-mile run, 6:30 p.m. on April 19.

• The Ellen Davis 3 & 4.5 Mile Run run, 6:30 p.m. on April 26.

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Register early for Ride Around Clark County

Early registration for this year’s Ride Around Clark County cycling event ends online April 24. Prices increase after this date. Fee range from $35 to $40.

Mail-in registrations must be postmarked on May 1, and online registration completely closes on May 3.

This year’s event is scheduled for May 6 with five different routes of 100, 66, 53, 34 and 18 miles. It is the largest event hosted by the Vancouver Bicycle Club.

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