YMCA?Plans Annual Basketball Party

The Jamestown Area YMCA will host the 7th annual Final Four basketball party at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Hotel Jamestown Crystal Ballroom.

The event will take place during the NCAA men’s Final Four games.

The games will be projected on a big screen with several other flat-screen televisions on display. The free buffet will be provided by Andriaccio’s Restaurant and a cash bar will be available with the first drink free.

Prizes include $5,000 for the first-place winner; $1,500 for the second-place winner; $1,000 for the third-place winner; Sabres prize pack including two tickets to the April 19 game against the New York Rangers with Harbour Club admittance and complimentary parking for the fourth-place winner; and a one-year YMCA adult membership for the fifth-place winner. Other prizes will be awarded for every 30th ticket drawn.

A foul shot competition, basket auction, VIP lounge bid, music and other fun activities will also be held.

The cost of each ticket is $100 and is valid for two participants. Money received will support YMCA youth programming, especially summer camp.

Ticket holders need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased from any YMCA board member or the Jamestown and Lakewood YMCA welcome center.

In order to be in the drawing, all tickets must be received by noon on April 6. No tickets will be sold at the door this year.

The event sponsors are Farm Fresh Foods, Morgan Linen Service, Building Controls & Services, Inc., Pepsi Beverages Company, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and Wal-Mart.

Tickets and tables at the event can also be reserved for groups or a company team.

For more information, call Scott Mekus, YMCA membership and marketing director, at 664-2802, ext. 236 or visit the YMCA website at jamestownymca.org.