Jenks to host ‘Festival of Champions’ basketball event Dec. 28-29

Jenks to host ‘Festival of Champions’ basketball event Dec. 28-29

Jenks Public Schools Athletic Department announced Wednesday it will host the “Festival of Champions” basketball event Dec. 28-29 in place of the “Tournament of Champions”, which was canceled last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual “Tournament of Champions” holiday basketball event is typically hosted by Tulsa Public Schools, but due to the rise in COVID-19 numbers in Tulsa County, tournament officials made the decision to cancel the event in 2020.

Six teams will participate in the “Festival of Champions” event with three games being played on Dec. 28 and three more on Dec. 29. All the games will be played at the Frank Herald Fieldhouse at Jenks High School with each team playing two games.

On Dec. 28, Tulsa Webster will take on Minco at noon, Tulsa Memorial will take on Beggs at 3 p.m. and Jenks will take on Putnam City North at 6 p.m. in the night cap.

On Dec. 29, Tulsa Webster will take on Beggs at noon, Jenks will take on Minco at 3 p.m. and Tulsa Memorial will take on Putnam City North at 6 p.m. in the event finale.

Due to COVID-19 and with guidance from the CDC, Frank Herald Fieldhouse will operate at 25% capacity. The City of Jenks and Jenks Public Schools have mandatory mask mandates in place and masks must be on at all times.

All patrons are asked to exercise social distancing and leave at least two seats between family groupings. Some seating areas will be marked unavailable.

Kyle Salomon

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