Freehold, NJ – The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold will be sponsoring its annual Kylie Pinheiro Memorial Hot Shot Basketball Tournament, Sunday, March 8 at the YMCA of Western Monmouth County, 470 East Freehold Road. This exciting event is open to girls and boys in grades 4 through 9 and includes t-shirts for all participants and trophies for first, second and third place winners.

There is a $5.00 registration fee for participants, which includes a specially designed Hot Shot t-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third place boys and girls in each age group. Contests for girls in grades 4 through 9 are scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM. Contests for boys in fourth and fifth grade start at 2:00 PM, boys in sixth and seventh grade are scheduled to play at 3:00 PM, and boys in grades 8 and 9 compete at 3:30 PM. All entrants are required to arrive one half hour before scheduled starting times.

The tournament is just one of the hands-on activities sponsored annually by the Sunrise Optimists. According to Board member Frank Dalotto, The event offers an enjoyable fun-filled day for children in the area. Proceeds from the event go directly to support the numerous programs for children that the Sunrise Optimists sponsor, including Camp Quality New Jersey, a camping experience and year round support program for children with cancer.

Deadline for registration is Friday, February 27. Download an application at or contact the Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold at P.O. Box 351, Adelphia, New Jersey 07710. For additional information regarding the tournament contact Frank Dalotto at (732) 780 1409.