The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will host a new event in Spring 2018. This inaugural event is presented by ZT Motors, in partnership with the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and Destin Commons. Proceeds from this event will benefit two local charities and those they serve.
The Emerald Coast Kings of the Court charity basketball tournament will be held on March 10th
, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the streets of the Destin Commons. The tournament will include double elimination tournament play for men and women’s teams with brackets for 11-14, 15-17, 18-34 and 35+ age groups. In addition to the tournament play there will be a three-point shootout competition and a slam dunk exhibition. All tournament players will receive an event shirt and event string-backpack loaded with goodies.
Team check-in and shootout registration will begin at 9 am in the center court of Destin Commons
just west of Sephora. Thanks to the amazing support from ZT Motors and our contributing sponsors registration for the 3 on 3 Tournament is completely FREE!
. All participating teams must register prior to the tournament by visiting www.ECKingsoftheCourt.com
. Teams must register and compete in the most competitive bracket appropriate for the oldest or youngest participating member of the team. Example A: a team with a 16yr old, 17yr old and an 18yr old on the team would register in the 18-34 age group. Example B: a team with a 37yr old, a 41yr old, and a 33yr old would register in the 18-34 age group. See here
for a complete set of tournament rules and regulations. Please use the "Contact Us" page if you have any questions about the appropriate age group to register in and we will get you an answer promptly.
Registration for the three-point shootout is $25. Participants for the shootout do not need to participate in the tournament and may sign up the day of the event at the main registration tent any time before the beginning of the shootout competition. The winner of the three-point shootout will receive a $250 cash prize and a trophy.
Participants for the Slam Dunk exhibition can sign up at the event any time before the beginning of the exhibition at 4:30 pm on the day of the event. The winner of the Slam Dunk exhibition will take home a trophy and have video footage of the winning slam featured on the Kings of the Court website front page. Shootout and slam dunk demonstration participants will register the day of the event.
Proceeds of this event will benefit two local non-profit organizations: One Hopeful Place and Impact Emerald Coast. One Hopeful Place (www.onehopefulplace.org)
, a homeless shelter in Fort Walton Beach operated by Community Solutions, strives to be the final solution for ending homelessness in Okaloosa County. Impact Emerald Coast (www.facebook.com/impactemeraldcoast
) is a youth mentorship organization educating the youth of Okaloosa County about the importance of community engagement and advocacy.
This event is free for spectators and will feature opportunities to support the event and its benefiting organizations by entering a drawing for many exciting prizes and giveaways including a brand new Bote HD Paddleboard Package valued at over $1800. For a current list of featured prizes and giveaways check back here periodically. We will publish updates as they become available. Tickets for the prize drawings can be found at the following locations prior to the event:
Sports Clips - Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Crestview Locations
The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce - 34 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, FWB 32548
Brand New Bote HD 12' Paddleboard with Paddle and Kula 5L Cooler valued at over $1800
SONOS PLAYBAAR Wireless Soundbar valued at over $900
2 Nights in a 2 Bedroom Condo at ResortQuest by Windahm Vacation Rentals $1200 value
and Much More!