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Balling For Bella 3 on 3 Tournament

When: Friday June 28th, 2019 and Saturday June 29th, 2019

Where: Riverfront Sports

Cost: $80 per team

Time: Doors open at 4:30pm Friday. First games at 5:30pm on Friday. Doors open at 8am Saturday. First games at 9am on Saturday.

Balling for Bella was established to help raise money for Isabella Rebar and her family to aid her on her road to recovery. Bella will be going into 8th grade next year and is one heck of a basketball player for the Valley View Cougars and NEPA Flames AAU Team.  This event is open to the public and will include raffle baskets, food, entertainment and a gathering of the basketball community to help out the Rebars.

We do need volunteers to referee, keep score, work the concession stand and help out with the event. We will also take corporate donations of goods and services as well as monetary donations.  To get involved, e-mail us at

Balling For Bella is a 3 on 3 Tournament that will take place on June 28 & June 29 at Riverfront Sports Complex. All proceeds benefit Isabella Rebar and her family to help aid her on her recovery from a recent accident.


3rd-4th (8.5 foot baskets); 4th-5th (8.5 foot baskets); 6th; 7th; 8th; 9th-10th; 11th-12th; Adult; Senior (over 35)

3rd-4th (8.5 foot baskets); 4th-5th (8.5 foot baskets); 6th; 7th; 8th; 9th-10th; 11th-12th; Adult; Senior (over 35)

Each team may have a maximum of five players on the roster. Unlimited substitutions are permitted while ball is not in play. No roster changes once tournament begins. Tournament management reserves the right to waive age cut-off in common sense situations.

Cost is $80 per team. Registration deadline is June 21st.  Teams will play a minimum of 3 games.

Game Rules

3-On-3 Basketball Tournament Rules

  1. Coin flip To Start
  2. Three :45 Seconds Time-Out Per Game
  3. Ball must be Checked By opposing player before each possession.
  4. Ball must be returned to 3-point line in a change of possession following a missed basket or turnover.
  5. Shooting fouls inside the arc are one shot; Behind the arc is two shots. Bonus (1 shot) for common fouls on 7th team foul. Foul Shots are not live. Defensive team receives ball after free throws are shot; No limit on personal fouls.
  6. All out of bounds plays will be reset at the top of the key
  7. Substitution during dead balls only.
  8. A field goal is worth 1-point, a field goal behind the arc is worth 2-points.
  9. All games to 20 points or 20 Minutes…which ever comes first.
  10. There will be a 24-sec shot clock inside of 2-minutes of close games (Within 5 Points).
  11. Overtimes are sudden death once clock expires, meaning next basket wins. The game will not be interrupted or restarted for extended play.
  12. Poor Sportsmanship will mark with opponent free shot, 2nd leads to disqualification.

NEW SCHEDULE 6/26 8:15PM – After reviewing our initial schedules, we realized some teams entered incorrect information and we had to redo our pools. That did affect the schedule in some cases.  Please double check your team to see if your schedule was changed.   Brackets will also be posted soon.


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Download (PDF)


4th-5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th-10th Grade
11th-12th Grade
Over 35

3rd-4th Grade
4th-5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th-10th Grade
11th-12th Grade


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There will be over 100 baskets raffled off during the event.  Also, here are some of the silent auction items up for bid at Balling For Bella:

  • Montage: 4 Waterpark Season Passes, 2 Ski Season Passes, $100 Gift Card
  • Syracuse University Basketball Package: Includes signed ball from Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim, 2003 National Championships DVDs, Syracuse baseball hat and 2018-19 Yearbook.
  • 4 tickets and a parking pass to the Pirates vs. Cardinals on September 7th and again on September 8th
  • Overnight stay at the Holiday Inn, Lancaster; $50 gift card to Lancaster Brewing Company
  • Overnight Stay at Doubletree Resort in Lancaster, breakfast for 4, 4 tickets to Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park, 4 tickets to the Turkey Hill Experience and Tour
  • Overnight stay at Radisson Valley Forge, including fitness center and pool, Breakfast for 2 at the Valley Tavern, $100 gift card to Morton’s Steakhouse
  • Overnight Stay at Mohegan Sun Pocono, $50 Johnny Rocket’s gift card, $100 Ruth Chris Steakhouse gift card
  • Overnight Stay at Woodloch Springs and four rounds of golf.
  • Penn State Football: 4 tickets and parking pass for September 7th game vs. Buffalo.

Event Sponsors

Century Dental

Andy’s Pizza in Peckville
Yusavage Family Chiropractic
Detailed Mortgage Solutions
Pennsylvania Ambulance
NC Outdoor Services
Dunmore Seafood Company
Scott Greens Golf Club
AT Potis General
Crossfit 570
Geisinger Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Pleasant Mount Welding, Inc.
Orr Industries
Steamtown Blueprint and Copy Center
Cougar Landscaping Inc.
NEPA Towing & Recovery
F & T Excavation and Demolition LLC
Happiness Hive Learning Academy
Lackawanna Valley Dermatology Associates
Orthodontics Specialists
The Oven Family
NEPA Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. John Bushta
Gibbons Ford
Chell Brokerage
OB-GYN Associates
The Kolsovsky Family
Zenobi Roofing Inc.
Mid Valley Youth Soccer
Blue Ox Tree Service
Apex Events
Valley Wrestling Club
Traditional Home Health Care
Taylor Construction



We are taking sponsors for our backboards, courts, t-shirts and more. Also donations for the event. E-mail if you are interested in getting your business involved.


To contact us about the event, volunteer or donate, e-mail

Registration is officially closed. However, if you are interested in putting in a team, email Coach Bucci to see if there is any room left in your division.

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