Inaugural Laurel Leap Day This Saturday

Teams have been assembled, practices are popping up, and the trash talk has begun! That can only mean one thing: the Inaugural Laurel Leap Day Basketball Tournament is this weekend!

On Friday, we will draw for bracket slots and announce the brackets on social media.

Official Schedule of Events:

8: 30 a.m. — Bracket Board Up 

9:30 a.m. — Courts open for warmup

9:50 a.m. — Invocation

10:00 a.m. — Tournament begins 

12:00 p.m. — Tournament pauses for

Proclamation honoring Coach Therrell

3 Point Competition

Dunk Competition

(dunk competition will be on a 9ft goal)

1:30 p.m. — Tournament resumes 

4:30 p.m. — Winners announced at end

Events of this magnitude would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Slam Dunk Sponsor

First State Bank

Ankle Breaker Sponsor

The Print Press

Buzzer Beater Sponsors

Gilchrist, Sumrall, Yoder, Yoder & Leggett

David L. Sullivan PLLC, Attorney at Law 

Scotsman Co.

Playmaker Sponsors

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical

South Central Sports Medicine & Performance

Whitney Pickering

Chris Wilson, Realtor

In Memory of H. Gordon Myrick, Sr

It takes a lot of muscle, time, and man-power and time to put on events like Laurel Leap Day. We are thankful for our event producers:  Columbia Block & Brick, Laurel Parks & Recreation Department, City of Laurel, Laurel Mercantile, studio 5 fifty, Laurel Main Street, Endom Trailer, Supertalk, B95 Country, Rock 104 and WDAM TV.

Please note: In the event of rain, the tournament will be held in the gymnasium at Laurel High School.

We hope you’ll join us for the next great downtown Laurel event: Dixie Electric Touch a Truck March 7, 2020.

Laurel Main Street to Host 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

On the last Saturday in February, we’re taking it to the streets for downtown Laurel’s first 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament — Laurel Leap Day! Courts will be set up in the parking lot along Front Street with plenty of room in the bleachers for spectators to cheer on their favorite team. Food vendors, beverages, and a DJ will also be around to transform Front Street into a sports arena for all to enjoy! Reunite with your high school teammates or form a new team, just get downtown and have a good time!

The tournament is 3 on 3 — no more than 5 players per team — and is double elimination. There is a $50 entree fee per team and cash prizes will be given at the end of the tournament. 1st place will win $500, 2nd place $200, and 3rd place $100. The 1st place team will also receive the Laurel Leap Day trophy and bragging rights for a year! All players must be 18 or older, and players under 21 must submit a consent form signed by their legal guardian. The Laurel Leap Day Basketball Tournament is open to ALL teams — male, female, and coed.

Want to really show off your skills? Enter the Dunk Competition or the 3-Point Shootout! The entry fee is $10 for each of these separate competitions, and a cash prize will be awarded for the winner of each. 

Click here for more information, register, and review the rules.

Mandatory Team Captain meeting is the Monday, PRIOR, to the event at 5:30 pm at the Laurel Train Depot.

We appreciate the hard work of our volunteers and our title sponsor, First State Bank, in making this inaugural event possible!