Youth basketball tournament to be held in Davenport Feb. 8-10


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Posted Online: Feb. 08, 2013, 11:45 am
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Press release submitted by Gary Thrapp

Record Number of Youth Basketball Teams in QC for Valentine's Day Bash

(Davenport, Iowa) - More than 130 basketball teams from throughout Illinois and Iowa will be playing their hearts out this weekend in the Quad Cities at one of the region's largest youth tournaments.

Beyond the Baseline sports complex and activity center in Davenport, Iowa, is hosting its annual Valentine's Day Bash.

Boys and girls teams from fourth through eighth grades will take to the courts Friday evening, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 10.

"This is our 7th annual Valentine's Day Bash and the largest to date with 136 teams participating," said Gary Thrapp, owner of Beyond the Baseline.

The tournament is open to the public.

Beyond the Baseline, which marked its 7th year in business in December 2012, is located at 1540 West 12th Street in Davenport (the former Marycrest College Field House).

















 



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