A. L. Lott baseball swings for the fences, 3v3 basketball event planned for June 1

Published 3:08 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Youth Sports Opening Day at Dr. A. L. Lott Sportsplex is Saturday, June 1.

A ceremony to start the Youth Sports season will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Dr. A. L. Lott Sportsplex on South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, with the first game pitch at 10 a.m.

Entry is free for all events throughout the day. 

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More than 400 children have registered to play baseball in the league in Brookhaven this summer. All baseball divisions will play — T-ball, coach pitch, girls softball, little league, and pony league. 

Basketball 3-on-3 games will start at 1 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top-three teams, $800, $400 and $100. 

All kickball teams are invited to play Sundown Kickball, and trail ride groups will be recognized for most members in uniforms, best line dance, and who traveled the farthest.

All vendors are welcome, at no vendor fee. Ward 2 Alderman Shannon Moore reminds non-profits that they do not need a vendor’s license to participate. 

Attendees are invited to bring tents, coolers and grills.

For more information, contact Slynthia Scott-Dixon at 601-896-4363 or Chancey Armstrong at 601-754-2866.

3v3 basketball 

A community day of basketball will hit the courts at in Brookhaven City Park on Lipsey Street Saturday, June 1, beginning at 10 a.m. Play will continue until 8 p.m.

Sponsored by Ward 6 Alderman Andre’ Spiller, J’Marie Global Outreach, and Confidential Bonding, the 3-on-3 Hoops in the Park event is open to teams of pre-teens and teenagers ages 12-18. Each team must be three people, and can be girls, boys or mixed. 

Teams must be submitted no later than Sunday, May 26, to confidentialbonding@gmail.com. A limited number of team slots are available. There are no fees to play, but cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third-place winning teams.