A limited number of spots are open in the girls’ section of the Marshalltown Optimist Basketball Invitational (MOBI) on Jan. 18. According to Larry Park, chairman of MOBI, openings still exist in grades five-eight. Deadline for girls’ entries is Jan. 6.
The Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club is sponsoring two youth basketball tournaments for students in grades five-eight. In addition to the girls’ tournament, the boys’ tournament will be played Saturday, Feb. 8, and opening still exist for each of the four grades. Deadline for entering boys’ MOBI is Jan. 27.
Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play, with four teams from each grade qualifying for the championship round later Saturday. Cost of a team entry is $150.
Entry forms may be downloaded from the website www.noonoptimist.org and tournament rules are also posted on this site, along with the list of teams entered. Coaches may also contact Park at 641-752-6121 or by email at Ldpark2@gmail.com
“We encourage coaches to enter their teams as soon as possible,” Park emphasized. “We always have a rush of entries as the entry deadlines approach!”