City of Asheville announces cash prize to be won at inaugural Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament

Asheville Parks and Recreation (APR) and Asheville High School announced a partnership that will bring a new basketball tournament with a $500 grand prize for players 16 and older. The inaugural Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament will take place at Asheville High School from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, October 15. Advance registration is required via ashevillenc.gov/parks.

“We are very pleased to host this tournament,” said RPA Director D. Tyrell McGirt. “While we have done a great job creating programs and activities for toddlers, families and older adults, there is a real opportunity to impact the young people in our community who are in the years of training between the threshold of adulthood and the start of their career. The APR team has developed a dynamic list of programs for this age group. Midnight Madness is a great way to kick off these events and build community through healthy competition.

Midnight Madness will feature a 3v3 format with teams of up to six mixed players allowed. The $50 team entry fee includes a Midnight Madness jersey for each player, goodie bag, prizes, food and entertainment. Local athletes from UNC Asheville, Mars Hill University and other schools will also be in attendance.

Asheville High School is located at 419 McDowell St. For more information, contact Colt Miller at (828) 232-4547 or [email protected].