NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation is seeking teams for the annual Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Youth Basketball Tournament, which starts in early March.

“We’re glad to offer the County’s young athletes a chance to become part of a community effort, get active and learn the value of good sportsmanship,” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the County’s Infrastructure Management Committee. “I wish all our participants a great and fun season.”

Games are played Mondays through Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and will be held at the Piscataway Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational-Technical Schools, 21 Sutton Lane. The tournament consists of four divisions:

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                                Youth Division #1:            (Boys and Girls ages 10 and under)

                                Youth Division #2:            (Boys and Girls ages 12 and under)

                                Youth Division #3:            (Boys and Girls ages 13 and 14)

                                Youth Division #4:            (Boys and Girls ages 15 to 17)

 Age cutoff is Oct. 31.

Teams must have a minimum of five, but no more than 20, participants. 

Registration, a $75 per-team entry fee and rosters are due by Friday, Feb. 26. Space is limited. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Checks, made payable to: Treasurer - Middlesex County, should be sent with roster to:

Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation

P.O. Box 661

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Attn: Erin Drakoulis

Please note: Rosters and birth certificates for all players must be carried by each coach for verification before the first game and for subsequent games if requested.

“I know many young athletes will want to be part of this very popular program,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I wish this year’s teams the best of luck.”

For more information, contact Erin Drakoulis at 732-745-4222 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at erin.carroll@co.middlesex.nj.us.

More information, including the application and rules, can be found on the County website: www.co.middlesex.nj.us, and search: Freeholders’ Youth Basketball Tournament.