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Dooley Foundation Gearing Up for Annual 3-on-3 Tournament

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Dooley Foundation Gearing Up for Annual 3-on-3 Tournament

Published on May 31, 2013 with No Comments

RUMSON – The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation’s 3rd Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held July 19-20 at Holy Cross School.

The tournament features basketball games, jam-packed with laughter, camaraderie and serious competition, all while raising funds for local children and teens living with learning disabilities and depression.

The tournament attracts more than 500 people and 100 teams, including many high-profile shore players and former college players. Tournament age brackets are: girls, ages 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-19; women, ages 20-29 and 30 and older; boys, ages 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-19; and men, ages 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older.

The registration cost is $150 per team of three with an additional $25 per player for up to five players. Individuals also are encouraged to register to be matched up with a team.

Games are officiated by certified officials according to National High School Federation Rules.

For game times and registration visit www.jaydooley.com or email jdooley22@verizon.net with any questions.

Founded in 2010, the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation is a charitable organization that assists children with learning disabilities and depression by helping their families to ease the economic burden associated with their needs. The foundation also helps their educators by providing in-class support and professional training.

The organization’s mission is to address the lack of critical mental and medical health services for families in need. The foundation aims to provide financial assistance so families can get proper medical diagnosis and treatment for their children.

The Dooley Family attributes the foundation’s success to Jay Dooley’s ever-present spirit and the unconditional support of family and friends.

“We miss Jay dearly,” said Jerry Dooley, president of the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation. “The JDMF Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is an occasion when we can summon the strength to gather as family, friends and supporters to celebrate a sport that meant everything to Jay, as he was everything to us. Today we honor Jay by raising funds to help kids facing the same challenges he experienced.”

Jay attended Forrestdale School and Holy Cross School in Rumson where he developed his athletic abilities and his love of the game of basketball. He played three years on the varsity basketball team at Rumson-Fair Haven High School where he scored over 1,000 points. After graduating from RFH, Dooley accepted a full basketball scholarship to Monmouth University where he was a member of the 2001 Hawks team that played Duke University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Donations are gladly accept­ed throughout the year. Visit www.jaydooley.com or mail a check to: Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation, Atten­tion: Jerry Dooley P.O. Box 22, Rumson, NJ 07760.

 

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