Dublin Villager

July 4

Youth basketball tournament is Crohn's and Colitis fundraiser

The Dring family is holding its second fundraiser to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation July 4.

The Firecracker 3 vs. 3 youth basketball tournament will run from 1 to 4 p.m. July 4 in Avery Park, 7501 Avery Road.

Three brackets for youths in grades 5-7 will accept six to eight teams.

Teams can have a minimum of three players and maximum of five.

Registration for the basketball tournament is $80 per team and it can be completed by sending email to DringsFightCrohns@gmail.com.

Teams must be registered by June 27.

The day will include music, a DJ, food, drinks and basketball contests.

The Dublin family started the tournament -- which they hope to hold annually -- last year, partly because 12-year-old Tyler suffers from the inflammatory bowel disease.

His mother, Jennifer Dring, also suffered from ulcerative colitis. Father Scott Dring is the executive director of the Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau.