PRESS RELEASE: Laurel Main Street and First State Bank’s Second Laurel Leap Day

Susan Ladd
Laurel Main Street
(601) 433-3255

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to be Held in Downtown Laurel

Laurel Main Street and First State Bank’s Second Laurel Leap Day

Laurel, MS––February 21, 2022–– Laurel Main Street and First State Bank will host Laurel’s only 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Laurel Leap Day. The event will take place in the parking lot on Front Street from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M on Saturday, March 5th.

Spectators can expect food vendors, beer service, and a live DJ while cheering on their favorite team. This event is free to attend. Watch Laurel Main Street’s social media for possible weather contingency plans.

The tournament is double elimination, and teams may have no more than 5 players. There is a $50 entry 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.

All players must be 18 or older, and players under 21 must submit a consent form signed by their legal guardian. The tournament is open to all types of teams — male, female, and coed.

Along with the tournament, players can enter the dunk competition and the 3-point shootout. Entry fees are $10 for each competition, or $5 for the kids’ 3-point shootout.

There will be a mandatory Team Captain meeting on Monday 2/28/22 from 5:30-7:00 P.M. at the Laurel Train Depot. Register today at!

Founded in 2007, Laurel Main Street is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Laurel, MS through preservation and economic growth. To learn more about Laurel Main Street, please visit

Written by Kaitlyn Warden

Kaitlyn Warden, a Jones County resident, recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BSBA in Marketing with a certificate in Professional Selling. She also graduated from Pearl River Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in 2020 and is a South Jones High School class of 2018 graduate. Kaitlyn is the Social Media and Website Content Creator for Laurel Main Street. She also works at Elegant Evenings in Downtown Laurel, where she works as a consultant and social media manager. Kaitlyn enjoys being involved in Downtown Laurel and helping grow this amazing community through social networking!