Deadline for "Roundball on the Rio" at A&M International Friday, July 30

Persons who wish to participate in the "Roundball on the Rio" 3-on-3 basketball tournament to be held at Texas A&M International University have until Friday, June 30 to submit their entry form and fee.

"Roundball on the Rio" will be held at the A&M International campus on Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 8 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

The two-day tournament benefits the local chapter of Special Olympics Texas. It features competition in 12 divisions: men's open, men's under 18, men's over 40, women's open, women's under 18, corporate/business, media, sponsor, church, wheelchair, Unified Sports®, and Special Olympics.

Entry fee is $80 per team through July 23, or $90 per team during Late Registration July 24 - 30. No entries will be accepted after July 30.

Entry forms are available at A&M International, all local Wendy's restaurants, FM 98 and Z-93 radio stations, City of Laredo Parks and Recreation Office and Farias, Hillside, Cigarroa, and Tarver Recreation Centers.

For more information, please call the local office of Special Olympics Texas at 794-3230. To volunteer for the event, please contact volunteer coordinator Sylvia Everett at 794-3223.

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