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Basketball lovers young and old will not want to miss the 2002 Millennium Basketball Tournament Championships at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center on 62nd Avenue and Queens Blvd. Saturday. Games are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The largest indoor basketball tournament in the city, the Millennium Tournament brings together skilled basketball players ages 8-19 from every borough to compete for the title of champion.

Last month at parks recreation centers around the city, two thousand kids playing on 200 teams vied for a shot at the championships.

Many kids playing on these teams are considered the top young athletes in the city. And after weeks of playing, the 100 best players in the tournament will meet at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center for a chance to win in their respective divisions.

The full-day event will also include free giveaways from the NBA and New York Knicks, the chance to meet Power 105 DJs, performances by the Al Smith Matching Band, a dazzling step show featuring the St. James Jaguars, and tons of free-throw and three-point shoot-out contests.

Recognition will also be given to the teams who write the most notable entries in the Millennium essay contest. The tournament is not only Parks & Recreation's largest competition Of the year but one of the biggest indoor basketball contests on the East Coast.

Posted 7:03 pm, October 10, 2011
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