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3 on 3 basketball tourney is back this weekend

Action from last year’s Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund’s annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

One of Shelter Island’s most beloved annual sporting events will be back in action this Saturday, November 24.

The Theinert 3-on 3 basketball tournament kicks off at 2 p.m. in the Shelter Island School gymnasium. Teams of three compete in spirited action to benefit the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund and the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch.

Registration check-in and shoot-around is from 1 to 2 p.m. According to organizer Jimbo Theinert, the tournament is  expecting to have up to a dozen teams, in a double elimination format.

Islanders are encouraged to form a team — one high school student, one female player and any ringers you can sign up — and hit the floor on Saturday.

Any players who are looking to register as individuals can do so at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

To register, go to

Registration of teams is $150. For fans, a suggested donation for admission is $10. Merchandise — including T-shirts — will be available at the gym for purchase.