Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament
Shots fired at electronic scoreboard in Horton Avenue park, causing damage; cash reward offered for information leading to arrest
More than a dozen shots struck the metal scoreboard, some of them penetrating its metal surface. A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons fired shots at the electronic scoreboard at the Horton Avenue basketball court.
Six teams faced off in the popular Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament this weekend in Riverhead. Photos.
Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said Riverhead Recreation Superintendent Ray Coyne yesterday requested an exemption from the state’s phase four restrictions, which ban “competitive tournaments of multiple games, meets, matches, or scrimmages requiring travel” for “higher risk sports” including basketball.
Riverhead to seek exemption from state COVID restrictions for ‘Stop the Violence’ basketball tournament
Organizers have plans to hold the popular, two-day, double-elimination tournament, with health and safety procedures in place, but the New York Forward phased reopening plan does not currently allow basketball tournaments in phase four.
Eric Williams, the son of tournament cofounder Larry Williams stepped up to take his father's place after the elder Williams retired and moved out of state.
Now in its 13th season, the double-elimination tournament features 12 teams competing for a top prize of $5,000.
Riverhead's "Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament" is going on this weekend at the newly resurfaced Horton Avenue basketball courts.
New court surface, bigger cash prize to welcome players in next week’s Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament
A fundraising barbecue to defray tournament costs and increase the cash prize for the winning team will take place at the American Legion on Sunday, from 1 to 6 p.m.