The Martins Classic 3on3 announced today that it has teamed up with Elmont activist Christopher “Queek” Alexander, BET’s DJ Monumental, local Superstar Boxers: Herve “Haitian Sensation” Duroseau, Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James, Titus “God Gifted” Williams, as well as the Elmont Dance Team, PAGE31 Magazine, AB-Solute Fusion and Valencia Gym in a series of basketball, fitness, boxing and healthy lifestyle challenges at the Senator Jack Martins Classic 3on3 Tournament. Highlighting the Fitness and Skills Challenges The 10th anniversary of the tournament is being played on Saturday, July 13th at the Dutch Broadway School. The tip-off for the 10th anniversary of the tournament is at 10am.
“The excitement is building for the 3on3 tournament. The special events and challenges are truly incredible and a lot of fun,” said Senator Jack Martins noting, “each of the challenges is led by a group of superstars and community minded individuals that care about young people and make a difference in our neighborhoods each and every day.” Senator Martins also announced that Jordan Dangerfield of the Buffalo Bills will also be attending the tournament coming home to Elmont for the 10th anniversary of the tournament.
The Christopher “Queek” Alexander Basketball Skills Challenge and ‘Monumental Shot’ challenge teams local athletes led by community leader Christopher “Queek” Alexander and DJ Monumental of BETs 106 and Park television show. The challenge tests the skills of participants highlighted by a clinic for elementary school children from 1st grade through high school. “Success is within reach and every great dream begins with a dreamer. The Skills Challenge encourages kids of all ages to follow their passion and overcome obstacles they may face. Participants will test their skills and learn how to play the game that so many love,” said Chrisopher “Queek” Alexander.
As part of the challenge, colleges throughout the country have got into the act by teaming with Senator Martins by promoting their schools with incentive prizes to participants. Colleges ranging from DUKE, Villanova, LSU, University of Miami right to hometown schools like Hofstra are part of the skills challenge according to Alexander.
“It’s a real honor to be a part of Senator Martins’ tournament two years in a row. This year will be action packed and will include an exciting competition we have entitled the, “Monumental Shot.” This is one shot you won’t want to miss. From elementary school right through college and beyond, this is a day of community and fun,” said 106 and Park Television Star DJ Monumental.
As part of the Monumental Shot, Senator Martins and Senator Skelos have teamed up with the Elmont Memorial High School Girl’s Dance team. The team will open up the “Monumental Shot Competition” with a series of dance numbers on the court. “The Elmont Dance team is very excited to be a part of the Martins Classic 3on3 Tournament. The Skills Challenge and Monumental Shot are going to be very exciting and a highlight of the tournament. Opening up for DJ Monumental is a real honor for the team and we thank Senator Martins for making this happen,” said Tamera Canning, Co-Captain of the Elmont Dance Team.
Another exciting addition is a boxing arena sponsored by the Elmont West Club where local boxing greats Herve Duroseau, Tyrone James and Titus Williams will officiate and give pointers to boxing enthusiasts in an inflatable arena with specialized oversized gloves. “Boxing is a passion for all of us and when we had the opportunity to pass on some skills and work with our young people it was a chance that the Elmont West Club couldn’t pass up,” said Herve Duroseau.
A fitness test will also put locals to the test sponsored by PAGE31 Magazine, Valencia Gym and AB-Solute Fusion founder Lanceleot Theobald. “The combine bench press challenge is a real exciting addition to the 3on3. Valencia Gym is very proud to be part of the challenge that will put our local athletes to the test,” said Lenny Vannatta. “Page31 is very proud to be a part of this positive community event that unites generations of Elmont families. The annual competitive fitness challenge is a great first step in promoting healthy lifestyles and positive choices and is just the beginning of our commitment to the community,” said founder Gregory Calvaire.
Last but not least, the Slam Dunk and Three Point Shoot-Out is ready for action. “The Dunk contest will be an epic showdown,” said Co-Chairperson Nachbi Lacossiere. Co-Chair Timothy Jean added, “Over the years, I’ve seen electrifying, ground shaking dunks that have amazed the audience. This event unites our community and encourages, fuels and loves one another in wholesome competition”
Tournament forms play in the 3on3 can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Senator Martins office at 746-5924.